Monday, September 28, 2020
News New Ford Mustang Hybrid May Still Pack A V8

New Ford Mustang Hybrid May Still Pack A V8

The next Ford Mustang may be the fastest one yet despite the addition of an electric engine.

As a matter of fact, a Ford Mustang Hybrid could be the fastest ever production Mustang because of a V8 hybrid engine.

Speculation started after AutoGuide notice a patent application filed by Ford with the United States Patents and Trademark Office back in 2017 and published this week showing an eight-cylinder engine assisted by two electric motors.

The V8 powers the rear wheels while the two electric engines power the front wheels. Each wheel upfront gets its own electric motor. The patent description states that you don’t have to use a V8 as the main gas-powered engine, but that’s the mill we see in the design specs including in the patent application.

Rumors about a hybrid Mustang have been rampant and we’ve recently heard reports that the next-generation Dodge Challenger may get a hybrid engine as well. A Ford ad released last year hinted at a V8-powered hybrid Mustang (featured above), and Ford has said before that any Mustang hybrid would deliver V8 power with more low-end torque.

For now, Ford is simply telling everyone to stay tuned.

Granted, a hybrid V8 wouldn’t need to be reserved exclusively for a new Ford Mustang. A Ford F-150 could use it to offer both power and better fuel economy, it would fit in nicely in a Ford Expedition or a more powerful Ford Explorer hybrid, and it could also be used to power a Ford Interceptor.

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Charles Jolicoeur
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Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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