And its ashes should be buried deep.
We've been staring at the images of this fifth-generation Mustang for a while now, and it's hard to describe the emotions swirling around in our collective brain. Let's just say that what has been seen cannot be unseen.
What makes it even sadder is that the fifth-generation Mustang was such a handsome car. Ford dropped the repmobile looks of the fourth-gen model and decided to go retro. It worked so well that it stuck to the formula. The original 4.0-liter V6 and 4.6-liter V8 models were terrible, but they looked fantastic.
Now somebody has come along trying to sell what might just be the ugliest car in the world. Next to this Mustang, the Pontiac Aztec looks like an Aston Martin DB9. It's officially the ugliest Mustang ever, dethroning the Morgan/Mustang mix we discovered in 2020. Have a look at it side-by-side next to the standard car to fully appreciate how mortifying it is to human eyeballs.
The car in question is for sale in the Dominican Republic, but that's all we know about it.
Looking at the overall design, it's clear this Mustang was in a front-end collision. The owner obviously didn't have insurance, so they decided to fix it at home. The hood doesn't fit properly and has a power bulge for some reason. The hood-mounted air intakes look like they were stolen from a StormTrooper Halloween costume.
From the side, we can see that it has a set of rims and tires that are way too big. There's no way this car can run without the tires constantly rubbing against the bodywork, which explains the massive panel gaps. This Mustang is tearing itself apart one mile at a time.
Look closely, and you'll see it has a side-mounted exhaust. Once again, a cool concept inspired by the Mercedes-AMG G63, but poorly executed. It needs to be at least five times bigger. Currently, it just looks like the owner used a pipe that connects either a dishwasher or washing machine to a drain.
The rear looks okay-ish, which is why we believe this car was involved in a frontal collision. Still, there seems to be some sort of diffuser setup, which just isn't necessary on a 300 hp drop-top.
Why haven't we mentioned the front yet? Well, we're still getting over the trauma, and what is there to say? The owner is obviously a fan of the current oversized grille trend or a big fan of whale sharks. It also kind of reminds us of Jeremy Clarkson driving the Ariel Atom.
There's only one thing to be done. Somebody needs to buy this, drive it into a wall, burn it with fire, bury the ashes eight feet under the ground and cover the grave with salt, so it never comes back and haunts us again.