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Mustang Platform Spawning an FR-S Rival?

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Admit it: this would be pretty cool.

Well, that didn't take long. Only days after Ford revealed its all-new 2015 Mustang comes word that its platform could be utilized for future models. While there have been previous rumors that this new rear-wheel-drive platform could one day underpin a new Lincoln, a Ford executive recently stated that this probably won't happen. Instead, Ford would be more gung-ho to come up with something smaller than the Mustang, a Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S competitor.

This exec reiterated that the Mustang's platform "is totally unique. It doesn't share anything with other platforms." It's actually kind of hard to believe that the company, who's really proud of its "One Ford" global product plan, would allow that totally modern RWD platform not to be utilized further. The thought of a future Lincoln halo car does sound great, yet a smaller and more affordable model sounds more realistic. After all, sales of the GT86/FR-S and Subaru BRZ have been through the roof, thus proving how profitable such a car could be for Ford. "There's a lot we can do with Mustang. I can't talk about the details at this moment, but there's a great heritage we can draw from," the Ford exec concluded.

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