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…
You wanna turn some heads or make some traditionalists lose their minds? Well there’s few better ways to do that than install a Chevy LS-Motor into your Mustang. That’s exactly what SVTP Member laextreme5 (“Cody”) is doing with his New-Edge 2002 Ford Mustang GT, but he’s taking things one step further. He’s also installing a CD009 transmission from a 2006+ Nissan 350Z. Say what?
Few things are more satisfying for a gearhead than that feeling of success you get when standing back and gazing upon your recently completed build. That’s just the sensation SVTP Member Paul. experienced after the long construction project that is his 2011 5.0L-Powered Mustang GT. What started as a fairly typical loaded Premium GT was transformed into a customized ride an owner can be proud of.
Calling a Terminator an import just doesn’t seen right.
Regular visitors to SVTP’s Pics and Videos Buffet are probably familiar SVTP Member u1cobra’s SVT photo shoot threads from Japan. To say he has a unique work location would be an understatement, but when you add a couple of the most prolific American performance cars in recent history to the mix you end up with something truly special.
For over 20 years SVT built an impress stable of Mustangs, but the one thing they never did was offer one with an automatic transmission. While the reason for that tends to be the sports car tradition, it does leave some buyers out in the cold. Whether it’s a necessity of circumstances (such as an injury) or just a quest for increased drag strip performance, there’s a great many SVT Shelby Mustang GT500 owners who would be thrilled if their 6-Speeds were shifted automatically.