7th Generation Mustang (S650) Moved to 2022...

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    07D5CE54-FBC0-4526-8587-9B71B9228E50.jpeg Starting the bidding...
     
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    "Despite the Mustang's importance to the company, CEO Jim Hackett reportedly pushed back the seventh-generation program by about a year.

    A redesigned Mustang now is expected in 2021. The car rides on an exclusive rear-wheel-drive platform but could move to one of the company's five new modular architectures, presumably the rwd/all-wheel-drive unibody underpinnings it would share with utilities such as the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator. That would give Ford the option of building an awd pony car for better handling in winter and to compete with the awd version of the Dodge Challenger that launched in 2017.

    The company also plans the first Mustang hybrid, set to arrive in 2020.

    Members of the Mustang team were mum on details about the next-generation car but said the move to a modular architecture won't hurt their design creativity.

    "Mustang is still going to be a strong, well proportioned vehicle," the Mustang's chief designer, Darrell Behmer, said. "The modular architectures will still give us flexibility; it's not going to bastardize Mustang."

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    As long as Ford continues to improve the current Mustang, I am happy. I would rather see more GT500 and GT350 Mustangs produced than have a whole new Mustang chassis.
     
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    So some of those insiders were mistaken or there has been another change of plan, again.
     
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    Soooooooooooo, a '22MY introduced in 2021 (for now :crazy: )
     
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    ^nice video - hope the designers are going to be brave for something spectacular
     
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    You guys know this is fake, don’t you? Someone is bringing back to life old/obsolete news.
     
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    Whilst I appreciate any articles should be read with caution and a large pinch of salt, there are two Mustang team members directly quoted in the article TN posted (see below) So, I'm prepared to believe at least those parts. That, along with Chris Stevens confirming he's working on S650, and the previous PDF showing the 5 new plaforms at least gives us some solid info (S650 will utilise the forthcoming RWD/AWD architecture). The 2021 introduction is another matter, as that wasn't quoted and is likely an assumption on the author's part.


    "Mustang is still going to be a strong, well proportioned vehicle," the Mustang's chief designer, Darrell Behmer, said. "The modular architectures will still give us flexibility; it's not going to bastardize Mustang."

    ‘A tremendous trick'

    Widmann said the move won't fundamentally change the car.

    "The general layout of rwd has morphed over time, but it's still the general architecture that it has been," he said. "In the architectureworld of a rwd — which you're going to end up with a rwd architecture — I think these pieces of it are pieces that will always work. As you tune it and put a top hat on it, you can get different combinations and can define a lot of the emotion."
     
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    My question is, is GT500 based on the S650 platform? If not, by the time it's out, it's already old and obsolete.
     
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    Nope......S550 based......specifically, GT350 based. Let's wait until its (finally!) revealed and we know how it drives and performs before writing it off ;)
     
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    That’s what i hoped for. Unfortunately it is based on the heavy S550 platform. Ford could have introduced a new and lighter platform which would be the foundation for the S650 with the upcoming GT500, since the car is coming up way too late. That’s not the case unfortunately.
     
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    implementing an all aluminum mustang with a modular chassis will be a very welcome update. the major knock against the car is that its still too heavy. knock a couple hundred lbs off it and this thing will feel like a totally different car
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    #136 Driversedge18, Aug 28, 2018
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    :like:An AWD Mustang in the S650 line up is a plus. An AWD Mustang would be nice competition for the AWD Challenger GT . Sold by Dodge for that snowy Winter Season conditions. 2021 is really not that far off . :flag:
     
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    Al;
    That was exactly my thinking. They should have either released the GT500 already or since it's way late, it should be on the new platform. So that means the GT500 will be one year on the S550 and then what for the following year?
     
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    I was talking about it being introduced in 2021. Plans change constantly.

    S650 is still years away. Just think about it, does it makes sense the GT500 just living one year?
     
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    An lightweight aluminium modular chassis and aluminium panels with AWD would be great.

    Now that would be fun to drive, loved my driving AWD Subaru WRX and Legacy GT.
     
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    Cool, yeah, i thought you were and I agree about the plans changing constantly :)

    To be honest, I'll only get excited for S650 once the first prototypes are spotted. In the meantime, the S550 is still plenty good enough to stay relevant for the next few years.
     
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