New Ford Mustang: all-wheel drive and hybrid powerplantSeptember 1, 2018
There was new information about the next-generation muscle car Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang of the new generation will appear in 2021. The model, which is now based on an exclusive rear-wheel drive platform, can move to one of five new modular platforms, which will also build a future Explorer and Lincoln Navigator. This in an interview with Automotive News reported the chief executive of Ford James Hackett.
With the transition to the new platform, the basic versions of the Mustang will retain the front-wheel rear-wheel layout, but in the lineup there may also be four-wheel-drive modifications. Such cars will compete with the Dodge Challenger GT AWD. In addition, in 2020, a hybrid version of the mask will debut.
According to chief designer of Ford Darrell Behemer, the modular architecture will allow his team to remain as flexible as possible in terms of the style of the sports car: the model will remain stylish and proportionally balanced.
Although it is believed that the Ford Mustang never had all-wheel drive modifications, in 1965 one such car was still built. The development of the experimental machine was carried out by Ferguson Research. Muscle car received a central differential, which distributed the moment between the axles in the ratio 37/63, and the front torsion suspension. However, because of the high cost of Ford from the introduction of the all-wheel drive refused.