Maybe the 2015 Ford Mustang won’t be an Evos rip-off after all

What you see above just might be the clay models of the 2015 Ford Mustang. If they are indeed what they appear to be, the Mustang will still carry on some retro styling in spite rumors the sixth generation Mustang would be a virtual Evos Concept clone.

As we look closely at the pictures, courtesy of Mustang6G, there appear to be some renderings of the Evos on the wall behind the sculptors. And in one of the photos, there’s even a clay model that looks to be a Ford Focus. These details tell us they were taken in a Ford design studio somewhere.

If these clay models do indicate what the next generation Mustang will look like, it appears it’ll carry on the vintage, classic Mustang look with a blocky but muscular front end and a fastback reminiscent of the early Mustang Mach 1.

We recently reported that the next Mustang would have a newly developed 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine under the hood for the European market – and maybe for the U.S., too. While this little four-cylinder might add a new entry-level Mustang to the mix, we’re sure there will still be a 5.0-liter V8, as Ford isn’t likely to lose that badge any time soon.

Excitingly, the 2015 Mustang is likely to have an independent rear-end, which would be a first since the 1999-2002-era SVT Cobra, which, too, used an independent rear.

We’re not sure we’re ready to see the Mustang take on the Aston Martin-mimicking bodylines of the new Ford offerings. While we understand the importance of modernizing a classic pony car, we’d still love to see some retro lines make their way into the next Mustang.

What do you think? Should Ford mockup a 2015 Mach 1 or go for broke with an Evos-inspired ‘Stang? Tell us in the comment section.