CC Cohort nifticus posted this shot of two of the most influential sporty cars of the post-war era. The Mustang brought affordable sporty style to the masses, and the Z-car brought genuine sports car performance, an OHC six, independent suspension and a whole new look, also at an affordable price. Which one had the bigger and more lasting influence?
Although the Mustang’s influence in creating the whole pony car segment can not be understated, there’s also no question that today’s Mustang is actually a lot more like the gen1 Z than the gen1 Mustang. OHC six cylinder engines, independent suspension all-round, and genuine sports car performance. And although it’s subjective, the looks of the current Mustang actually owes more to the Z car than the original Mustang. What thinks you?