Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Simple idea for new GT to show some heritage
Ok, it seems that there are plenty of people out there like myself and ADZ351 who are a little disappointed that the new GT doesn't look enough like a GT and show much of it's proud heritage.
Don't get me wrong I like the car and think it's great. If when the BA was released you showed me this car and said is was the XR8 I would have been blown away. But after seeing the XR8 first, this GT just did not have that visual impact a GT should.
So I had an idea how a new GT owner could show some heritage with the car with the body kit as is.
Sorry I'm not a photoshop guru so I don't even have a picture to show what I mean, but someone feel free somebody to try and show it.
First step, remove the blue oval Ford badge from the centre of the grill and replace it with a red GT badge offset to the far right of the grill (ala XY GT). Cheap simple and easy...
Second, black out the entire buldge in the hood and the area between it and the windscreen. Not the whole hood, just the buldge and the section behind it (ala XB GT). Again, pretty simple, cheap and easy...
Third, on either side of the now blacked out hood buldge apply decals in white that say "Boss 290" (ala '71 Mach 1 Mustang with Ram Air 351). Very cheap, simple and easy... Actually surprised the factory didn't put "Boss 260" decals in the same place on the XR8's
I would also like to see the wheels changed, but don't agree that some kind of repro 5 slot would look the part. I have no suggestions on wheels at this stage except to say that the XR8 ones look better.
I think my suggestions would show some GT heritage and give it a meaner appearance that would stand out, but not be too in-your-face and anyone could do it. If you don't think the black out would work on a modern car, have a look at the new Mach 1 Mustang. That works!!