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    • Ford Mustang to gain all wheel drive courtesy of a hybrid drivetrain?

      An all wheel drive Mustang? That will upset purists but those into huge horsepower builds will rejoice. Well, maybe until they hear that all wheel drive is coming courtesy of a hybrid drivetrain if interpretation of Ford patent applications is correct.


      You would have your traditional V8 powering the rear wheels and a pair of electric motors powering the front wheels. If you were excited about something along the lines of an all wheel drive Shelby GT500 think again.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ford
      Methods and systems are provided for a hybrid electric vehicle including a front-wheel drive system and a rear-wheel drive system. In one example, the rear-wheel drive system includes an internal combustion engine configured to drive rear wheels of the vehicle, and the front wheel drive system includes a first electric motor and a second electric motor mounted directly to opposing sides of the engine. The first electric motor is coupled to a first reduction gearbox to drive a first front wheel of the vehicle, and the second electric motor is coupled to a second reduction gearbox to drive a second front wheel of the vehicle.
      Meh.

      A hybrid Mustang is on the way.

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      1. I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
        I6+TT=FTW -
        Bring it on. I've always thought like a purist and hated the Prius, BUT..... every newer hybrid I've driven has been surprisingly quick (Fusion's, some Hondas and Toyotas, etc). Just delivered a new Accord Hybrid, and was surprised at the low end grunt it had, especially considering they're not designed to be "fast" at all.
        Now put that tech in something that is supposed to be fast and you've got a winner. Being predicting the 918/NSX style sports car design/tech (hybrid) making its way to the "affordable" sports cars for awhile now.