Inner debates? How about fights, laughs Phil Martens as he describes the reaction in Ford Motor Co.’s inner sanctums when the decision was made early in the design of the ’05 Mustang to abandon the DEW platform for an all-new architecture. Engineers were not far into the program when it became evident the expensive DEW98 platform (Lincoln LS, Ford Thunderbird, Jaguar S-Type) would not provide Mustang with the range and cost-effectiveness needed, says Martens, Ford group vice ...

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