This Mid-Engine Speedster is the Original Ford Mustang
The original Ford Mustang wasn't a V8 pony car. It was this mid-engine two-seat concept from 1962, with a four-cylinder engine and no roof.
The Ford Mustang name is synonymous with a very specific type of car: V8 engine up front, oft-spinning tires out back, four seats in the middle. Even people who don't give two hoots about cars can recognize a Mustang.
This isn't always how things were, though. Ford's first use of the Mustang name wasn't for a pony car -- it was for this mid-engine speedster powered by a V4 engine ... read more