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With that lift kit they got on it . they sure did a good job disguising it to make it look like a 2023 Pontiac Aztec.

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haha, that’s pretty good. I know I’m stating the obvious here, but the car is clearly apexing a small hill with some gusto in the photo and maxing out(or close to it) the suspension travel.
 

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So, historically, what has the timeline been for the slow stripping of the heavy camo? And also the official reveal? What a job it must be to design the camo for these prototypes.
 

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Just for comparison.

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From someone who also has something to say:

"I've seen what it's near-final form will be. A lot of good things are in store, but there's things that may anger a vocal minority of purists. I'm really excited to see what features make it to market, there were a lot of really cool and interesting possibilities floated.

I would say the structural cell of the passenger compartment is basically unchanged. It's definitely evolutionary, if I were to compare, I might say a change scope similar to the 1999 SN95 refresh"
 

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I’m pretty sure I read somewhere in the other threads, maybe from Jem, that the tri bar front lights were not vertical, but more horizontal.
 

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So, historically, what has the timeline been for the slow stripping of the heavy camo? And also the official reveal? What a job it must be to design the camo for these prototypes.
The first S197 mules appeared in the summer of 2002, but the first actual test shots like these weren't out until April 2003. Would have to check mag archives to see old spy shots. Chazcron leaked CADs I hear in late 2003, before January 2004 reveal.

For the S550, got the first shots on June 10, 2013, didn't see nada until August 20, 2013, when a real leak exposed the front end during engine cooling testing. Ford kept it covered up until December 5, 2013 reveal, then we started spotting lightly covered cars until about mid-2014, when S197 production ended and retooling began for S550 Job 1.

I think a reveal could be in as little as 2-3 months to 10 months from now.

The Bronco was first seen 2 years ago today, with the idea they'd reveal it 2 months later. Ford started deliberately leaking shots of it naked in February 2020 for that reason. Pandemic messed that up for 4 months.

The new Ranger? Ford put it out in camo for publicity 1 year ago, with the idea to reveal it later in 2021. Ultimately with delays, it got revealed in late November.

Ford leaves cars stripped at random, close to reveal or months even before that. It's inconsistent, especially due to pandemic.

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The first S197 mules appeared in the summer of 2002, but the first actual test shots like these weren't out until April 2003. Would have to check mag archives to see old spy shots. Chazcron leaked CADs I hear in late 2003, before January 2004 reveal.

For the S550, got the first shots on June 10, 2013, didn't see nada until August 20, 2013, when a real leak exposed the front end during engine cooling testing. Ford kept it covered up until December 5, 2013 reveal, then we started spotting lightly covered cars until about mid-2014, when S197 production ended and retooling began for S550 Job 1.

I think a reveal could be in as little as 2-3 months to 10 months from now.

The Bronco was first seen 2 years ago today, with the idea they'd reveal it 2 months later. Ford started test leaking shots of it in February 2020 for that reason. Pandemic messed that up for 4 months.

The new Ranger? Ford put it out for sight 1 year ago, with the idea to reveal it later in 2021. Ultimately with delays, it got revealed in late November.

Ford leaves cars stripped at random, close to reveal.

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2020-Ford-Escape-Spy-Shots-Exterior-February-2019-001-1024x683.jpg

mach-e-004-1573161378.jpg
2021-Ford-Bronco-Sport-Exterior-Spy-Pictures-March-2020-004-1024x683.jpg
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Thanks for the info, it’s pretty fascinating how this all works. Most of it is completely invisible to people who aren’t enthusiasts like we are. I didn’t follow it all when the other mustangs went through the process as I had other interests at the time.
 

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With that lift kit they got on it . they sure did a good job disguising it to make it look like a 2023 Pontiac Aztec.

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Wait a minute, are you showing me two different cars? Because I can't tell the difference. Both have 4 wheels, clearly the same design, how derivative of Ford designers.
 

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The first S197 mules appeared in the summer of 2002, but the first actual test shots like these weren't out until April 2003. Would have to check mag archives to see old spy shots. Chazcron leaked CADs I hear in late 2003, before January 2004 reveal.

For the S550, got the first shots on June 10, 2013, didn't see nada until August 20, 2013, when a real leak exposed the front end during engine cooling testing. Ford kept it covered up until December 5, 2013 reveal, then we started spotting lightly covered cars until about mid-2014, when S197 production ended and retooling began for S550 Job 1.

I think a reveal could be in as little as 2-3 months to 10 months from now.

The Bronco was first seen 2 years ago today, with the idea they'd reveal it 2 months later. Ford started test leaking shots of it in February 2020 for that reason. Pandemic messed that up for 4 months.

The new Ranger? Ford put it out for sight 1 year ago, with the idea to reveal it later in 2021. Ultimately with delays, it got revealed in late November.

Ford leaves cars stripped at random, close to reveal.

dims (2).jpeg
2020-Ford-Escape-Spy-Shots-Exterior-February-2019-001-1024x683.jpg

mach-e-004-1573161378.jpg
2021-Ford-Bronco-Sport-Exterior-Spy-Pictures-March-2020-004-1024x683.jpg
2021-Ford-Bronco-2-door-prototype-spy-shots-11.jpg
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Regarding reveal dates, I could see ford teasing or revealing it on April 17 for the mustangs anniversary, or revealing it for the Detroit auto show in September.
 

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To me, it looks like there is a cable running down the hood to a sensor on the front bumper. That may explain the hood bulge and protrusion on the bumper that is offset slightly to the driver’s side.
 
 
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