The rumors are buzzing about the upcoming Ford Mustang redesign/refresh. Supposedly coming early in 2023 after a reveal being primed for later this year. Tons of goodies are being rumored so let’s dive into what could very potentially make this one of the most interesting eras for the Ford Mustang!
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, our pony cars are getting a little bit of boost straight out of a Toyota Prius! Jokes aside, the rumors have been hinting towards the upcoming Mustang to feature both a 4-cylinder hybrid as well as an 8-cylinder hybrid. If that doesn’t confuse the hell out of you, I don’t know what does! Depending on how the system is set up we could say goodbye to tried and true tachometer on our mustangs and instead see a power gauge! The exact method Ford is pursuing to make this a reality remains to be a big secret, could we see a boring but more efficient Atkinson’s cycle engine take the place of the more traditional Otto cycle power trains? What about the battery? Don’t forget how all of these things are being tied together through the drive train! There is still a lot of mystery around the hybrid power unit, but it could open the door to not only a more fuel-efficient Mustang but also one that is quite a bit faster!
That’s right, all you closet Mustang fans that drive around in Subaru’s, here’s your chance to get your hands on an All-Wheel-Drive Mustang. It almost feels like a sin to say that. While I certainly love the feeling of a RWD sports car, especially when it’s paired with a manual transmission, there is no denying the practical benefits of an AWD vehicle. Whether we’re talking about performance and speed in track conditions or safety and reliability in slippery or off road conditions, the benefits are clear. The rumors of the hybrid power unit are pointing us towards the possibility that the internal combustion engine will be mated both to the electric generator as well as the rear axle, leaving the hybrid unit to drive the front wheels of the upcoming Mustang. The potential for something incredibly unique in American muscle car culture is certainly high and it’s something I think could really change the way we drive. I personally am incredibly interested in an AWD Mustang as I would like a smaller car but I’m not ready to…