The fastback design has become synonymous with the Mustang since the first wave of models broke into the scene back in 1965. So the 2015 Ford Mustang’s adoption of the muscle car’s iconic fastback design look was no accident.
It’s become a strong and recognizable design cue that has generated tremendous admiration from Mustang lovers of all generations, so much so that a lot of people still seek out those old fastback Mustangs to this day.
Joel Piaskowski, Ford’s Design Director of Strategic Design further explained the stylistic importance of the fastback Mustang in this new video. In it, Piaskowski goes into detail about the nostalgic look of the Mustang’s fastback DNA and how it continues to this day.
Whatever generation of Mustang it is, the fastback design, according to Piaskowski, continues to evoke that spirit of sportiness and elegance that the first Mustangs showed back in the 1960s.
Fast forward to today’s Ford Mustang and you can still see the fastback inspiration on the current muscle car . That can be attributed to the timeless nature of the design and while certain styling characteristics on the new Mustang may have changed, the stretched fastback design remains steeped in Mustang tradition.