Twins: Ford Mar-stang vs Aston Martin DB9

If America has done anything good over the past sixty years then the Moon landings has to be at the top of the list, but even that monumental and momentous technological achievement is eclipsed by the Ford Mustang.

The Ford Mustang is America, whether it’s the East Coast, the West or the “Confederate” states it is a symbol of Americana. The Mustang is a free-roaming wild horse representing the very spirit of America in so far as the Mustang is an immigrant species brought in by early Spanish settlers long before the phrase “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was ever coined.

Immigrant species, Spanish settlers, foreigners. This post should be talking about horsepower not horsepower, it should be about 0-62mph not a pre-election diatribe about those “pesky” foreigners which is what America is founded upon.

This is about the sixth-generation Ford Mustang, it looks the business but immediately when we laid eyes upon it there were hints of the Aston Martin DB9 about the exterior design. The DB9’s roofline is more rakish and the front headlight cluster design is obviously different. The Ford Mustang’s front grille design is taller to adhere to those crash test regulations.

Even the rear flanks from the Mustang almost seem to mimic the rear flanks of the DB9. The DB9 was designed by Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker although Callum says the DB9 was 100 percent his idea the history books say that Fisker finished what Callum had begun.

The sixth-generation Mustang was designed by the same person who styled the 2012 Ford Focus, Kemal Curic. Kemal should be commended for his styling there is no doubt the sixth-gen Mar-stang is a thing of beauty. Its just to our eyes, you know what I’m sayin’ it looks too similar to the DB9 specifically from a styling point of view.

This post ends where it started with the whole issue of foreigners influencing the very essence of America. The 2015 Ford Mustang, like the immigrant horse its named after, was designed by a foreigner. Kemal Curic originally hails from Bosnia.

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