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Spy Shots—Mustang Hybrid Mule or Just a Minor Facelift?

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    From SEMA:

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    Is this a mule for the Mustang hybrid? According to sources familiar with the Blue Oval, it’s highly likely that’s what this is. This Mustang mule was caught testing with two other Mustangs with identical camo, another GT and a Bullitt.

    As with earlier Ford powertrain mules (F-150 hybrid camo’ed front, F-150 diesel camo’ed bed), Ford has strategically camo’ed just the A-pillar forward on this vehicle. The only real change that can be seen is the placement of the foglights, which appear to sit a couple inches higher on the front fascia. Around back, there are virtually no changes, just a hacked-up lower rear fascia with some testing tips.

    If this is the Mustang hybrid, expect it to borrow the 3.3 V6 hybrid setup from the recently debuted Explorer Hybrid. And finally, don’t expect an official on-sale date until sometime around ’22–’23.

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    MY '22-'23!?!? Ford's going to S550 me right into a Challenger.
     
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    lexustech48 I <3 Ford Premium Member Established Member

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    If they do it right, the Mustang hybrid will be REALLY fun to drive. See: Lexus GS450h :D
     
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    I really don't like hybrid vehicles. Definitely don't like full electric. I know they are quick off the line with the instant 100% torque... but batteries are heavy, expensive and really max out on about 3 years for a life span (or x amount of charges). Not too sure how I feel about all of this.
     
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    PaxtonShelby Wrenching on DD’s sucks Established Member

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    No electric for me...ever.
     
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    WOTjunkie SvtP Resident Asshole Established Member

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    I prefer 100% dead dinosaurs powering my shit.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    So 60k new mustang? Lol
     
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    I drove a Fusion hybrid as a rental. Turd that couldn't get out of its own way. Never again.

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    JD03Cobra Who's your Daddy! Established Member

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    I like the idea of a hybrid for gas savings. But not in a Mustang, I expect terrible gas mileage with a fast gas engine.
     
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    When I read Mustang Hybrid I imagine a gas V8 with electric motors powering the front wheels, I read insane 0-60, hell, 0-100 numbers and with the gas engine great top end too...well...that's what I hope hybrid means.
     
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    S650 is going to be delayed? If so, maybe the new GT500 might have a longer run.
     
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    It Ford, not Mclaren. I wouldn't rule it out... but I am thinking "no".
     
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    Got this E8, bisquick.
     
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    The only proper way to make a hybrid Mustang is to put a flex fuel sensor on it.
     
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    I really dont mind to be honest. Its kind of like putting up with Porsche making SUVs so that they make enough money to keep putting out 911s, and GTs, etc.
    If thats what it takes for Ford to find it worthwhile to keep making GT500s, GT350s etc than by all means bring it on.
     
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    So in other words, you're OK with it as long as someone ELSE buys it.
    I'm OK with that too.
     
  18. Ingo Castilho

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    Pretty much lol
     
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    @Ingo Castilho , I think you're on to something... but it may be fleet mileage. Isn't there a US federal law or regulation that dictates the combined average MPG for all vehicles produced by a given manufacturer has to to 55 MPG?
     

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