2015 Ford Mustang GT in Triple Yellow — Mean, Lean and Ready To Brawl in 50 Real-Life Photos

As you may start to notice: I am not a fan of auto show photos.

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The lighting is usually all wrong, the cars mobbed with other snappers, and the resulting images typically a delete-tastic disaster.

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Even as a kid roaming Chicago’s McCormick Place every winter, filling my promo bags with three copies of every brochure book — I realized very quickly that taking my own camera was a total waste of effort.

The lighting and layout equivalent would be like taking your glossy wedding photos in a thumping 4AM nightclub.

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I bet you’d look a little rougher than you did 12 hours before outside a sunny church somewhere.

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But what if the only non-CGI images of a brand-new icon come from these auto shows? Then so be it!

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The Mustang looks incredible in the flesh, and especially in this yellow GT hue with black rims. It is a solid look — and one that will surely cause stoplight duels with Camaro’s and Mercedes-Benz AMG drivers for the first few months on the road.

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The new engines are a base 3.7-liter V6, an optional turbo four, and the whopping 5.0-liter Coyote V8. This V8 is amazing, with deep lungs and serious low-RPM torque that recent Ford V8s generally lacked.

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Sidebar: In my experience, the Mustangs of old were missing their key USP for many V8 lovers: torque! What is the point of a V8 if it must rev to hell to make any progress at all?

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Back to the latest yellow GT images photos. I am so accustomed to renderings and other CGI-type imagery that I almost use the word image by default instead of photo. Only offering this scoop on ‘image’ types to help us all learn this new tech together — not simply to be a snarky Aries.

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There is a big difference (especially at Ford) between CGI and RLP (Real-Life Photography) — an acronym I just made up on the spot.

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Did you see the Aston N430 spinner’s lighting effects?

The 90 photos in this turntable are all CGI renders. Very, very good ones.

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Stunning and very far ahead of the CGI shown by Ford in the blurry, 4MB renders of the Expedition this week. Simply plopped over the also-faked 2014 Expedition in this delightful fantasy-scape.

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So what is the absolute opposite of CGI renders and auto show photos? Professionally-shot imagery.

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Despite Ford showing the Lighting Lab in the below images… the photos from that shoot have yet to cross my desk.

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Or how to the real digital guru’s do it? Check out the below Need For Speed photo shoot.

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Yes, that is maybe 20 guys about two feet from the Mustang’s hot new LED styles up front.

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But these auto show photos are indeed real cars. Real lenses, and really huge cameras. Big hat tips to the below for these photos. Thanks guys!

 

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