Nearly two years after we learnt that a hybrid Mustang will soon find its place in Ford’s stable, recent patent leaks now give us a glimpse about the electrified pony’s powertrain.
On top of all that the patent suggests, Ford has decided to retain the V8 engine which will be coupled with electric motors for additional power and torque. AutoGuide, who had dug up the images and reported about it on Friday, suggested that the American carmaker had filed the patent back in July 2017. However, it was published to the US Patent and Trademark Office Site this week.
Ford has decided to retain the V8 engine which will be coupled with electric motors for additional power and torque.
The patent, as we can see, describes a “twin-motor-system” for a hybrid vehicle. While there are no specific mentions of Mustang as the model to bear the same, it does show a V8 engine. It could be speculated that the F-150 could very well be a worthy candidate too.
A longitudinally mounted engine paired with two electric motors – one for each front wheel – can be seen in the patent. Apart from that, the patent also suggests that one case would consist of an electric motor mounted on one side of the engine and coupled to a first gear reduction box to power one front wheel and an identical system for the other side of the engine and the second front wheel.
A longitudinally mounted engine paired with two electric motors - one for each front wheel - can be seen in the patent.
The mentioned set up will be added to the internal-combustion engine that will supply its output to the rear wheels. This, on the other hand, will result in the first all-wheel-drive Ford Mustang ever to be built. In October 2018, Ford dropped a video that appeared for the Mustang hybrid. This advertisement hinted at a futuristic-looking car wearing the pony emblem along with an evident V8 engine. Talking to Motor Authority at the time, a Ford spokesperson said that the ad was a “glimpse of the future” and that we’d learn more “at the right time”.