Snowflake wheels on Mustang mules are confirmed for production

Chris Stark

The snowflake wheels we’ve been seeing on test mules of a future high-performance Mustang are destined for production, according to a Ford designer. One such development prototype for the upcoming seventh-gen Mustang, present at the company’s  recent teaser event in Detroit announcing the car’s reveal date, wore the black-painted rollers.

The mule in question looks to be one of the cars captured by spy photographers earlier this year. However, to keep curious journalists at bay, the windows were heavily tinted and interior details were concealed with a thick fabric.

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Chris Stark

Despite our questions, Ford officials present at the event were mum about any details of the new S650-generation Mustang, and nobody would confirm nor deny rumors about a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. Though we expect familiar powertrain offerings—a turbo four-cylinder or a naturally aspirated V-8 with either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission—it’s safe to expect a completely overhauled interior. Perhaps Ford will respect buyers of its traditional sports car enough to give the Mustang cabin a feel unique from the Mach-E electric crossover, which is organized around a large, tablet-style center touchscreen.

We aren’t likely to get much more of substance from Ford ahead of the new Mustang’s September 14 reveal at Detroit’s Hart Plaza. Whether the snowflake wheels are standard equipment on the GT, exclusive to some kind of Performance Package, or reserved for a future Mach 1 remains to be seen. In just a few weeks, we’ll get to see how they complement the rest of Ford’s design.

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