When the Ford Mustang was redesigned for 2015, it missed the retro muscle design full of vents, square edges and anger for a clean, round, organic shape. And as such, we are pretty shocked that Ford itself would enable people to attack such a beautiful form with horrifically glued scoops. And so many of them too! There is a huge shovel for the bonnet and pairs for the rear side windows and behind the doors. These are parts that we expect from an aftermarket that is prepared to satisfy everyone's taste, no matter how horrible they are, not the company that worked so hard to make the basic shape so attractive.
Of course, as frightened as we are, our cynical sides remind us exactly why Ford offers these parts. It is because Ford knows as well as we do that there are many people who think that creating is cool. And they will quote all kinds of history to support their desire for firsts, such as the different Shelby models that added firsts to the fastback pillars and behind the doors. For them it does not matter if they no longer match the aesthetics of the new car, or if, you know, they are in no way functional. It is still a Mustang and Mustangs need balls!
And as long as there are people who feel that way, there is money for Ford to make what would otherwise go to aftermarket companies. How much money do you ask? Well, the side-scoops are $ 269 for a pair, for windows or fenders, and $ 499 for the hood scoop. As an added bonus, they are already painted in factory colors, which means that they do not earn any extra money to have them painted.
In addition, Ford and its dealers can sell up to $ 1,000 of parts per vehicle. It is a win-win for everyone, except for those of us who have to look at these mistakes. Hopefully Ford will take a stand against the bad taste and not develop scoops for the refreshed 2018 model, which is not yet available … until now.