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Old 03-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Everyone jabbers on about an Apple iCar, but what if Microsoft built a car? You'd get this a 1967 Mustang body on a 2012 Mustang with blazing lights, Windows Phone controls, an Xbox 360, and tablets everywhere. Called "Project Detroit," it's actually the Windows Vista of Mustangs.

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On the good side, the grafting of (we assume) one of Ford's reproduced Mustang bodies onto the 2012 Ford Mustang GT platform appears thoughtfully crafted. The interior trim matches up quite well and the matte black body is banging. The alpine blue LED lights in the grille with a Windows logo is a nice KITT-like touch.

Unfortunately, the inclusion of unnecessarily large wheels with built-in lights screams tasteless casemod and ruins what could have been a stellar stance. It's how you know it's a WCC job.

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The gauge cluster has been replaced with a touchscreen and a Windows tablet adorns the passenger-side dashboard. From there the passenger can surf the web or, more importantly, send messages to others via a display in the rear windshield. They can also play not-at-all-distracting Xbox games.

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As expected from a Microsoft project, there are a lot of interesting ideas and a few awful ones thrown into one package.






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Old 03-22-2012, 10:36 AM   #2
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Is it wrong that Im more intrigued by the '67 body on a 2012 platform than the rest of that project?
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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You do know Ford Sync is a Microsoft product right? So is the ECU in F1 cars.. BMW last gen 7er iDrive etc etc.
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Watch Inside West Coast Customs on the Discovery channel to see the build happen next week Wednesday.
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You do know Ford Sync is a Microsoft product right? So is the ECU in F1 cars.. BMW last gen 7er iDrive etc etc.
Kia Uvo and Fiat's entertainment systems as well.
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Watch Inside West Coast Customs on the Discovery channel to see the build happen next week Wednesday.
Already have my pvr set to series recording for this show.
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Aren't those things a bit cliche these days? It is always someone important goes to the shop, work starts, something / someone screws up, have make massive changes, nearly runs out of time, finished in a nick of time, everyone loves it.. the end. The car is just a plot device and never the central item.

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Yes Ford, bought the first right for the system. Much like other items like active suspension, steering etc etc.. the technology eventually trickles down to everyone after about a period of exclusivity.

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Believe it or not that happened to a lot of 2003 7er.. gov officials like prime ministers getting locked in the car etc.

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Is it wrong that Im more intrigued by the '67 body on a 2012 platform than the rest of that project?
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No, not wrong at all. I WOULD LOVE a '67 body on a 2012 platform!
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