Since Ford’s Lincoln division unveiled the Aviator Concept, we knew that something’s cooking over at heaven Oval. It’s no secret the Ford Motor Company and Lincoln will utilize the CD6 platform for the Explorer and Pilot, and both models are verified to get hybrid and plug-in hybrid options.
2021 Ford Mustang (S650) Design
The CD6 is an all-new style that accommodates front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive products. The Explorer and Pilot will get the RWD/AWD version of the architecture. However, Ford won’t stop there. According to “sources acquainted with The Blue Oval’s future product strategies,” the next Mustang will likewise go CD6.
Ford Authority reports the S650 “is on the way for the 2021 model year” and “will not depart considerably from the established formula.” Among the changes that are bound to occur are aluminum construction and hybrid power.
More aluminum would assist the Mustang shed some weight, hence equaling the Chevrolet Camaro and its aluminum-intensive GM Alpha platform. As for the hybrid part of the deal, former chief technical officer Raj Nair let it slip that we’re dealing with an EcoBoost engine and more than one electrical motor.
2021 Ford Mustang (S650) Engine
It remains to be seen how lots of cylinders the engine will have in this application, in addition to if the Mustang Hybrid will be an all-wheel drive. Non-hybrid drivetrain alternatives will consist of the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 “along with a new four-cylinder turbo.” Read what you will into that. However, the 2.3-liter will add a mild-hybrid system when it comes to the next Focus RS.
When it comes to production info, there is contrasting information in this regard. The peeps are LMC Automotive make a case for May 2020 while AutoForecast Solutions bets on March 2021. Regardless of when it will show up, we can hardly wait to see the seventh-generation Mustang struck the road and the track.
The S550 family tree will end with the Shelby GT500, which loads more than 700 horsepower from a 5.2-liter supercharged V8. The Camaro, meanwhile, will be revitalized from the ground up for 2022. Chevrolet’s pony will shift to the A2, the successor to the Alpha platform, and the basis for the Cadillac CT5.