If the S650 is on a new platform...

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You heard it here ^

The illusive antichrist Hybrid AWD Porsche Mustang.

A shared or a flexed platform is very much Ford's MO with every other vehicle.





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IMHO we will see a hybrid and/or torque vectoring awd by mid decade.
I guess, ironically, any electric motors would add weight back in to anything saved from the core body-shell........but the instant torque at zero revs is to be welcomed, assuming those motors are purely there to back up/assist the next-gen Coyote ;)
 

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Sharing platforms across lines keeps prices lower...

for many the decision becomes:
Do you want an affordable sporty Mustang or do you want another awesome car you can't afford on a poster/calendar?
 

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Sharing platforms across lines keeps prices lower...

for many the decision becomes:
Do you want an affordable sporty Mustang or do you want another awesome car you can't afford on a poster/calendar?
I want a affordable sporty Mustang I can buy. When the Corvette goes mid engine the price of the car will go out of reach for a lot of people and the car will die. Keep the Mustang in the niche it is in I want it to be around another 50 years. No matter how much I want a Ford GT and I do it will always be that poster or calendar car for me and lots of others. :cool:
 
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In the UK the Mustang GT is just about the cheapest car, Pounds per horsepower.

So you can tell your wife you are buying one of the cheapest cars on the road.

Also complimenting her on her bright blue fleece in the morning and then showing the Mustang colour pallet in the afternoon worked a treat. It's grabber blue for me.
 

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I think the question was about a new platform...yes, S650. The 2018 is still the S550 so all the 2018 comments are still regards to the S550 update.
 
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We RHD bods in Australia, UK, Gulf etc. have to think long term. Our order to arrival time is 9 months or so. So a 2018 order might as well be an S650 order. And so it goes on, relentlessly saving the inheritance for the millennial grandkids I'm desperate to spend. Just like Bill Gates (it's good for them to inherit next to nothing) only a 100 thousand times smaller.
 

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Aww I wanted to see this powerpoint on some new engine. Once someone else has it, nothing to stop them posting it.

I want to see Ford using Koenigsegg's FreeValve tech, and the Nexcel oil cell before putting extra electric motors and batteries in.

FreeValve would allow them to shrink the engine, "reduce" complexity (no throttle, cams, etc.) and improve low rpm torque significantly (for the engine size), whilst doing all the other good things (better fuel mileage, more overall power, cylinder shut-off, etc.).

One can always keep dreaming...
 

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Well I see BBB did not last long. lol
Wow! What's with that?

I guess that's why I never got a copy of that presentation he offered to PM.
 

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5.0 gen 1 and 5.0 gen 2 Coyote

Not quite accurate ;). Most everything is fully interchangeable with the 15-17, but changes there are, indeed.
This is one difference in 2015-2017, right? 420 Hp to 435 Hp w/400 ft lbs torque.
 

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If you had 2011 to 2017 you would be correct. 2015-2017 is 435. The 2015+ coyote is more of a mix between the Coyote and the Roadrunner, then the legacy Coyote with more power.
 

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