A few days ago, when Ford finally proved to the world that, yes, it could build a $300,000 Mustang if needed, I received an interesting text message from Mike Levine, Ford’s North America Product Communications Director. Mike sometimes reaches out to me when he has something, really, really important that he knows he can’t trust with the mainstream media, who are, as we all know, under the all-encompassing control of an alliance between the Society of Professional Locksmiths and the International Racquetball Federation. Mike revealed to me that the particular shimmery gray color of the Mustang GTD had a name. A secret name. Well, maybe not secret, because I’m pretty sure it’s been told to the media at some point, but I prefer to think of it as secret, anyway.
Would you like to know the name of the color? Of course you would. It’s called Polymimetic Gray.
If that “polymimetic” sounds vaguely familiar to you, it’s because that’s the common name for mimetic polyalloy, the advanced nanotechnological material that will one day be used to build robotic “Terminators,” robots designed to mimic and change form to disguise themselves in human society so that they can then, you know, kill them. The T-1000 model Terminator from the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
When I was told this, I asked the only reasonable follow-up question possible:
“Did you take samples from a real T-1000?”
Which is where I got what may be the best response I’ve yet gotten from an official major automaker representative:
“We don’t comment on speculation about captive Terminators.”
I mean, that’s a pretty good quote. Also, based on the logic of the automaker PR lexicon, I think we can safely assume that Ford definitely has a captive Terminator of some sort.