Ford Mustang

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Ford Mustang

Redesigned: 2005
Design: Sid Ramnarace, Hau Thai-Tang
Why it mattered: Designers completely remade Ford's classic pony car in 2005, coming up with a radically re-styled vehicle that cemented the nameplate's status as an American icon. Dubbed "retro futurism," the mixture of retro and futuristic design elements—such as round head lamps paired with flared wheel arches—kicked off an industry-wide trend.