Possibly the biggest change ever to the Mustang formula.
Are you guys ready for this? Ford announced today that the Mustang will be getting a hybid powertrain option added for the 2020 model year. Details are still coming out, but it will be interesting to see Ford is promising that it will deliver V8 power. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it will have a V8 engine though.
Still, there’s a very good chance that Ford could take a similar approach as some of the global super-car manufactures and use the hybrid’s electric motor to increase the overall performance of the car. This could be a huge performance boon if combined with an optimized turbocharged engine. By using an electric motor’s ability to produce 100% of its torque output at 1 RPM you could potentially install a larger than typical turbo on an engine and use the electric motor to make up for low end turbo lag…