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PostSubject: Microsoft's "Project Detroit" '67 Mustang   Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:04 pm

n case anyone was worried that people don't already spend enough time behind the wheel twiddling with their devices, Microsoft has unveiled Project Detroit, "a concept car created to inspire developers to think about building apps and automotive technologies of the future." Great, now even classic-car owners can be glued to a screen wherever they go, with infotainment technologies including Xbox 360, Windows Phone, Bing, and Ford Sync beamed into the car through Microsoft's "connected-device scenarios" includes. The fastback Mustang was built in collaboration with Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast Customs fame. And the car will be featured on Inside West Coast Customs this Sunday on Discovery, so if you're interested you can get a closer look. More pics below the jump, via Microsoft.

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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft's "Project Detroit" '67 Mustang   Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:18 pm

My thought is....why ruin a classic? Don't get me wrong, I love technology, but it has no place in classic muscle. I like West Coast Customs but most of their designs really aren't that innovative. Just a lot of tv screens and mobile audio and it done. I think Microsoft has a long way to go for car technologies. Just look at all the problems with Sync!


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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft's "Project Detroit" '67 Mustang   Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:09 pm

I see why they did this, mainly to encourage builders to use new technology. But you think they would have done it in a new car, not the classic.


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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft's "Project Detroit" '67 Mustang   Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:22 pm

lol very true, just a quick reboot and good to go..... I believe they used an aftermarket body shell on a newer frame


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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft's "Project Detroit" '67 Mustang   Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:21 pm

I saw that show on TV. They did use an aftermarket Dynacorn body on a brand new chassis. They cut the new body off the frame and grafted in the old. It was pretty neat to watch. I could live without the technology, though.
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