I keep hearing that the new Mustang's front end is a blatant rip-off of the current Aston Martin design language...

... but...

Now I know, the 1969-ish Aston Martin V8 looked like this:


... but that doesn't look much like the Mustang II, does it? I don't think so. I think the Aston looks more like a Maverick or Vega than anything... Especially considering something like half of the cars of that era shared many of these design features.


THAT is the key, placing yourself in 1974 and saying "does this Pinto-stang look like an Aston Martin?" I bet your past self would give your future self a funny look, light a cigarette, and jump in a 4 door Maverick and leave.

So I guess I'm just saying this: Does the current Mustang look like an Aston Martin? Not any more than it looks like any other old car.