One of the great sights at the 2010 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auto Auction today was the all new 2011 Mustang GT/CS in Grabber Blue. Placed just inside the front door, every single person walking into the the event this week will see the all new 412hp 5.0 V8. What a way to welcome the automotive elite from around the world huh?
The car is just brilliant in my opinion. While that is hardly a balanced journalistic stance, the package comes off pretty well on the 2011 model with just enough special touches to justify it as a special edition but not way over the top or gaudy. And God knows we have seen a lot of gaudy messes lately in the name of special edition Mustangs.
The 2011 GT/CS features a new stripe design that fades to transparent, ending at a cosmetic “C” scoop. A new front fascia replaces the busy standard GT design and has a nice set of integrated driving lights. The BOSS 302R Mustang race car uses the same fascia as does the recently announced 2011 Mustang GT Daytona 500 pace car. It looks aggressive without being too vulnerable to parking lot obsticles.