Mustang Hybrid (S650) Announced, Debuts in 2020

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  1. Zelek

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    Just sounds like yet another thing to go wrong. I think this just solidified my choice in grabbing an S550 before the S650 hits. That was a pretty poor choice of words saying "V8 like power". Pretty much hints at that not being a V8 and most likely a V6.

    All I can say is, have fun replacing that battery when the time comes. It will be interesting to see the brave ones to test this first year it's available.
     
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    While I agree, ford did say the "GT" was designed and made in a year as basically a last minute thing.
     
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    So it sounds like my 3 year old son who currently drives an electric power wheels Mustang will be able to drive one with the same type of propulsion system when he gets older. Better tell him to start loving that sweet electric motor whine instead of daddy's V8 rumble.
     
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    I daily a C-max plug in hybrid. I plug in twice a day. Once at home, once at work.
    I love that I can go 1,600 miles between fill ups but I hate how frumpy the car looks.

    The all electric driving experience is great for commuting and I love the instant torque of the electric motor. I hate the CVT transmission in the thing and how it sucks any passion for the ICE engine experience.

    I am also concerned about battery life. In my experience with the C max I have lost 1/3 of the all electric range in 50,000 miles. I think this is because the battery is air cooled. I hope that Ford builds a water cooled battery for the Mustang.

    IMO the platform should not loose the V8. I would hope that they would build a 4L V8 that is rear wheel drive with spindle motors driving the front wheels and a 10-12kw water cooled battery. I would think this combination would go 0-60 in 3ish seconds. It would also give you 100 mpge. It would look good doing it too.
     
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    As long as its "fast, fun and affordable" it will be all good:cheers:
     
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    Pretty much solidified for me to get a refreshed s550. A hybrid mustang is gonna weigh more than 2 ton of bricks.
     
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    I don't think this version automatically means that there won't be another V8 mustang.
     
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    V8 will be the new V6 line up but eventually axed out too.
     
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    While i do agree that hybrid batteries add weight one thing to be aware of is how the weight is added. Traditionally it is very well distributed and also very low to the ground lowering COG. For me it comes down to performance, but the world is changing, La Ferrari, P1, 918, Lambo Urus, as long as i don't have to give up performance i care less about the method used to get there.

    My Current v6 family sedan makes more HP than a v8 mustang from the 80's with less cylinders and better fuel economy, change is a good thing.
     
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    The rear-drive hybrid platform has been in development since 2014, so yes, you're correct. It has nothing to do with the election or anything like that. The US could go dodo brain and regress on everything but most of the carmakers would stay the course, as Europe is still trending the same way and most vehicles & powertrains are global platforms.
     
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    i agree with you on that.more things to go wrong and,the cost will be high.for years they are pricing the mustang out of alot of peoples hands.this monkey see monkey do crap in the auto industry is pathetic.self driving cars is one of the most stupid things ever.at this rate of stupidity,there will be people growing up never knowing how to DRIVE a car.:tsk::crazy:
     
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    First, our electrical grid cannot, in any way, shape or form, handle even 10% of cars being 100% electric. The grid can't handle it. It would cost trillions to update and upgrade our electrical grid to handle the majority of cars being electric. And where does the electricity come from? Gas, coal and nuclear powered plants.

    It's also common knowledge that hybrid/battery cars are worse for the environment than regular gasoline vehicles, over the complete life-span.

    Second, just because Ford is announcing a "hybrid" Mustang, doesn't mean the V8 is going away. It's just going to be an option.

    Third, Ford and other companies "announce" all sorts of stuff that never end up happening. This announcement is probably more of a political statement concerning the EPA mandates coming up in 2020.

    Fourth, the world has plenty of gas. Plenty. The days of petrol engines are nowhere near over. The days of V8 gas cars will end when bullshit PC enviro-mandates kill them.
     
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    Indeed. My mind goes to the Porsche 918. Can't think of a way to criticize that, except it's likely to cost $50k or more.
     
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    I'm all for more low end TQ!!
     
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    Coupled with a twin turbo v6 , and a decent auto gearbox (e.g. PDK) , this thing could be a track monster.
     
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