Ford patented a hybrid installation for the Mustang: a V8 and two electric motors

Ford patented a hybrid installation for the Mustang: a V8 and two electric motors

January 28, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

With such a power plant, the car will become an all-wheel drive.

The US Patent Office approved a Ford patent application, filed in 2017, for a “twin-engine drive system for hybrid cars.” According to preliminary information, it can be used on the gasoline-electric version of the Mustang musclecar.

The document describes the power plant with a longitudinal engine V8. The unit drives the wheels of the rear axle, and two electric motors – in the front. Such a Mustang can apply thrust on one of the axles or even be all-wheel drive.

The teaser of a hybrid or electric Ford Mustang company showed last October. It is assumed that the new generation model will appear in 2020-2021. It will move to a new, modular platform that will allow you to create all-wheel drive modifications. Basic versions of the car will still be rear wheel drive.

At the international auto show in Detroit, Ford showed a radical version of the two-door Mustang – Shelby GT500 with a compressor V8 5.2 with a capacity of over 700 hp. For the first time, the model was equipped with a robotic box: a Tremec seven-speed unit with two clutches capable of switching in 100 milliseconds.