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:

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... 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.

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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.