Compared to the Windsor days, sure, and not all of that's been a bad thing.Well, the ship has sailed on simplicity. And cheapness. As for adding lightness, I'm all for it, but there goes your affordability angle. Aluminum & CF aren't cheap.
I think much of the Mustang's current size is dictated by safety regs + 4 seats + usable trunk + room for a V8. But I agree, they do seem pretty huge. I'd love an example of a car returning to simpler roots, I honestly can't think of one. Some of that is dictated by safety regs, but other bits are based on needing to sell a car to thousands of people to pay for the development.Unless the lighter weight is done by making the car less of a huge barge. These cars are significantly bigger than I would prefer.
I disagree with your "ship sailing" comment as well. Cars can become more simple again. And the manufacturers can sell a lot more cars if those cars can be sold at lower prices.
IMO there's no reason to give up on V8s without a fight. There's absolutely nothing wrong with cars continuing to utilize V8 engines. I'm very, very tired of the fanatics consistently getting their way. We reasonable people tend to compromise over and over again. Meanwhile, the things we love are being taken from us.
Remember the rumour about S650 being cancelled?'21MY or '22MY
CD6 is the platform
S650 is the program
You know something and you’re trying to tell us or what? :lol:Agreed.
Whilst I'm sure the V8's days are numbered, I'm hoping/expecting the Coyote will live for the duration of S650.
Ideally, we'd still have:
5.0 + electric motors
5.2 + FI + electric motors
V6 Hybrid with 500HP? That would be overoptimistic.wouldnt make sense to hybridize a 5.0L. What will happen I assume is a hybrid V6 with 500hp. And a 475Hp 5.0L Coyote with cylinder deactivation.
Quicker, faster, and more fuel efficient.
Remember the rumour about S650 being cancelled?
It looks that the S650 will live, but not under the CD6 Platforms (and I’m thinking it will be the later model year)
You know something and you’re trying to tell us or what? :lol:
CD6 will be a very flexible platform... IDK what’s gonna happen, but AFAIK it doesn’t look like the S650 will be CD6 based. Maybe I’m wrong though.I thought CD6 was their RWD/AWD/Longitudinal platform? At least that's what I'd read on BOF. If not, do you see S650 being "just" a refresh of the current platform?