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    • Next generation Ford Mustang expected in 2021 with all wheel drive (and a hybrid)

      An all wheel drive Mustang as well as a hybrid model? That does not exactly sound like a recipe for a pony car but times are changing. Thus far only the hybrid model is confirmed as Ford is building the next generation Mustang on a modular platform.


      Ford plans to squeeze as much out of that platform as possible so expect several variants. The all wheel drive model is speculation at this point but likely.

      The head of development for the next gen Mustang Darrell Behmer said the following:

      The modular architectures will still give us flexibility; it's not going to bastardize Mustang. The general layout of RWD has morphed over time, but it's still the general architecture that it has been. In the architecture world of a RWD—which you're going to end up with a RWD architecture—I think these pieces of it are pieces that will always work. As you tune it and put a top hat on it, you can get different combinations and can define a lot of the emotion.
      He seems to be hinting at RWD characteristics with various layouts. What this actually turn into only he knows.

      Maybe an wheel drive Shelby GT500 is on the horizon?

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      This article was originally published in forum thread: Next generation Ford Mustang expected in 2021 with all wheel drive (and a hybrid) started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
        I6+TT=FTW -
        Dude an AWD V6 Ecoboost or v8 5.0 Mustang would be AWESOME!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by I6+TT=FTW Click here to enlarge
        Dude an AWD V6 Ecoboost or v8 5.0 Mustang would be AWESOME!
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      1. I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
        I6+TT=FTW -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
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        say what you will but Ford sells the $#@! out the mustang. Good looking car, sounds great (5.0 at least), super affordable, lots of aftermarket support. If I lived somewhere lower elevation I would have gotten one instead of bmw. Add AWD, and you've got a legit Subaru/vape crowd competitor.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by I6+TT=FTW Click here to enlarge
        say what you will but Ford sells the $#@! out the mustang. Good looking car, sounds great (5.0 at least), super affordable, lots of aftermarket support. If I lived somewhere lower elevation I would have gotten one instead of bmw. Add AWD, and you've got a legit Subaru/vape crowd competitor.
        I’ve said this same thing multiple times before. I’d love a 5.0 if I weren’t at 6,500ft.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by I6+TT=FTW Click here to enlarge
        say what you will but Ford sells the $#@! out the mustang. Good looking car, sounds great (5.0 at least), super affordable, lots of aftermarket support. If I lived somewhere lower elevation I would have gotten one instead of bmw. Add AWD, and you've got a legit Subaru/vape crowd competitor.
        I love the Mustang. I just want it to continue to be a Mustang.
      1. I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
        I6+TT=FTW -
        Agree 100%. It would be sad/crazy to only offer it as awd, but adding drivetrain options just increases their potential reach.
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Turbos and AWD are destroying the essence of sports cars. A muscle car should be a muscle car, RWD and big v8s.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Zombie1 Click here to enlarge
        Turbos and AWD are destroying the essence of sports cars. A muscle car should be a muscle car, RWD and big v8s.
        Thank you.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        It will also be one of two cars produced. By 2022 the Mustang and Focus Active will be the only Ford cars sold in US.