When the Mustang by Giugiaro was unveiled at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, it marked a milestone in the history of coachbuilding. As soon as Italdesign – Giugiaro caught sight of the 2005 Ford Mustang, there was only one thing that could happen.
The styling director of the Italian coachbuilder, Fabrizio Giugiaro, felt that he just had to get his hands on the new model and do a reinterpretation of it. He was adamant in his belief that there was value in demonstrating “pure exercises in style” that reflect the image and history of the major auto brands.
Sometime in 2005, Giugiaro presented his idea to J Mays, Ford Motor Company's group vice president of Design and chief creative officer. Ford Racing technologies fully supported this unique concept until it was built.
After Giugiaro presented the Chevrolet Corvette Moray in early 2003, he sensed there was a need to work on U.S. cars. It only took four months for Fabrizio Giugiaro to lead the design work on Mustang by Giugiaro concept and get it completed by the family’s studios in Turin, Italy.