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Looks like someone may have spotted a base model Z on a carrier truck in full camouflage. Thanks Rusty for finding these images!

We can see the alternate wheel design (which is actually pretty slick), the spoiler delete, and the non-performance exhaust, here:

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Wheels look more like something to test fitment, offset, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if the actual design changes.
 

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Wheels look more like something to test fitment, offset, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if the actual design changes.
Fair point, that is definitely possible. I like the dish that they have, though.
 

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that wheel reminds me of something really familiar ive seen before I just cant place it. Im thinking it was maybe like special edition mustang or maybe camaro that had almost an identical one with that split star spoke look?

I know the performance wheels look like the 2020 Mustang GT 500 wheels. but these in the pic above look almost exact to a wheel ive seen on something like that in the last few years...
 

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that wheel reminds me of something really familiar ive seen before I just cant place it. Im thinking it was maybe like special edition mustang or maybe camaro that had almost an identical one with that split star spoke look?
Agreed. I just can't put my finger on it, but I've seen those wheels before
 

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I didn't even notice the wheels at first when I found the photos lol. I was more focused on the cameo, which now makes more sense why it's on this particular car.
 

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yeah its definitely a bit of both but for sure a familiar design

you kind find something similar to both the sport and performance from mustang

these arnt as narrow but you get the idea

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and these look fairly close to the performance to me
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I, for one, wouldn't mind these on the base models - they look decent enough. What is bizarre is that the Sport/base model no longer uses a staggered setup. That's very odd to me since the 370's ran 18x8 up front and 18x9 in the rear on base cars while these will be 18x9 all the way around. Interesting.

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I'd rather be able to rotate my tires. I could see the case for wider rear tires if the car was rear/mid engine.
True, but my point is that, in the past, this was a baked-in setup so the vehicle's handling balance from the factory was dynamically tuned to it. It's strange that the base model would no longer be so calibrated but that the Performance model continues to be.
 

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I was sure they said the Sport trim would have a single exhaust.
No, I believe it was said that "the Performance trim has a dual exhaust," which could have implied that the Sport model would not have that, but that was always extremely unlikely to be true. If there's such an emphasis on keeping production cost down, they weren't going to produce two different rear fascias.

I think it was just sloppy phrasing.
 
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