Last month, I sat down on a snowy day and watched this one. It was trending on Netflix so I figured why not. Most times, the Mustang is one of those cars that you have to respect, but for me right now I wouldn't consider owning one. Being more into General Motors, I can still respect the Mustang. For awhile, it came with less than 200hp and was almost cancelled at one point. The thing about Mustang though, it truly represents America. You wouldn't buy a Mustang for practicality, functionality or even gas mileage. The Mustang is a car you buy because you want to drive and you need some style in your life.
This film is all about the development of the new 2015 model. A major overhaul from Ford, where you are literally taken behind the scenes during the most secretive times. They also trace back to the origins and history of the original pony car. One major takeaway I got while watching this, was the concept of costs and the manufacturing process. Unbelievably, the launch of the car was held up by a few millimeters on one part. I also learned and finally comprehended how adding a few cents to one part, can cost millions over the production run. You always wonder why they don't put a certain aftermarket part on a car, or why wasn't that little piece slightly upgraded. Everything is in the name of cost and of course the big picture for the company.
Give this one a watch, even if you aren't a Ford or Mustang fan. If you are into cars and also want to learn a little bit on how a vehicle goes from a clay model to your driveway, this movie will fit the bill. Hope you enjoy the show as much as I did!