I saw in the Ford Performance Email today an article that talked about the small details they have changed between the time the vehicle was unveiled and when it went into production. Basically, they highlighted three changes. Two of which I hate and the third I can’t notice. 1) Chrome Outline around the Mach 1 fender badge to make it easier to see on dark colored cars. My take: The new font and dark (magnetic?) badging made the new Mach 1 badges have a touch of modern with a hint of history. Now with the Chrome outline, they just look like pure 60’s-70’s Retro. I liked the prototype badges a lot better. 2) The lower perimeter of the upper grill was changed from Magnetic to low gloss black (aka molded plastic). This is claimed by Ford to give the car an even more sinister look. My take: I loved the two tone treatment of the gloss black grill with the magnetic surround. It matched the magnetic spoiler on the handling package cars and was a very attractive detail that stood out to me. It seems Ford is cutting corners already and using a flat black that will look cheap and less refined than the Magnetic. No word on if this will make the Handling Pack spoiler ‘low gloss black’ as well, but either way it’s a bad move. 3) They supposedly revised the front of the side stripe, but looking at pic’s it is hard to tell the difference. It might match the contour of the wheel well a little better but it’s really hard to tell from the pics I’ve seen. Anyone else have any thoughts on these preproduction changes?