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Ford teases Mustang V8 hybrid

Ford teases Mustang V8 hybrid

Ford teases Mustang V8 hybrid

Material released by Ford hints at a couple of new innovations for the Mustang, the most interesting of which is a V8 hybrid. Could the fast Ford really be going hybrid? Would Ford really think a thirsty V8 motor would make a good partner to hybrid motoring? A promotional video released last week seems to hint at just that.

The video was a general promotion exhorting the values of the company and how they are delivering the future. Hid inside was a shot of a Ford Mustang that looks slightly different to the present design and then a rendering of an engine in blue. That blue and the neon design is how Ford have been marketing their electrification program.

While tenuous, the link is there and I’m not the only one to have seen it. Other motoring journalists noticed the scene and are wondering exactly the same thing. Will we get a Mustang hybrid? Would Ford really think a V8 would sit well with a hybrid motor in anything but a novelty car?

Response so far is mixed. Some welcome the idea of a more gas-efficient Mustang while others say it’s sacrilege to make a hybrid Mustang. Either way, we don’t actually know one is on the cards yet, we have only heard hints.

2018 Ford Mustang
The 2018 Ford Mustang was a good year for the pony car. A new design brought a new lease of life and solid performance, great build quality and throaty engines cemented its place in the modern consciousness just as effectively as those originals did back in the sixties.

While soon to be replaced by the 2019 Ford Mustang, the current model is superb. It has a more aggressive design and stance, a lower hood with vents, LED lighting, new colours, spoilers and lots of appearance options. With a solid range of engines, accomplished transmissions and that very stable chassis, it’s no wonder we see so many on our roads.

Available as both a coupe and convertible with either a 2.3-litre four cylinder that produces 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque or the 5.0-litre V8 that produces 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The four cylinder replaced the V6 but delivers more power and better gas mileage. The venerable V8 delivers the full Mustang experience in the GT.

There are nine main versions of the Mustang available, the EcoBoost Fastback, EcoBoost Convertible, EcoBoost Premium Fastback, EcoBoost Premium Convertible, GT Fastback, GT Premium Fastback, GT Premium Convertible, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R. All offer something a little different including up to 526hp in the awesome Shelby GT350R!

The 2018 Ford Mustang isn’t all about power any more. It’s about a cool design, great driving dynamics, practicality and style with the option of having a blast when you’re in the mood. Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2, to see the Mustang up close!

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