2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid Might Still Pack A Powerful V8
New patent filings show a V8 engine aided by a pair of batteries.
Ford's future plans include a sporty electric crossover, hinted at in an ad with Bryan Cranston, an electric F-150, and a Focus-based pickup. But flying surprisingly under the radar is the Ford's upcoming electrified Mustang; new patent filings hint at the hybrid pony car — or at least, what could power it.
In a patent filed by Ford in 2017 — but as Autoguide notes, only recently published to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website this week — we see a “twin motor drive system for hybrid vehicle.” The sketch shows a V8 engine with hybrid components, which the wording suggests, fits any “internal combustion engine.” Is this confirmation of the Ford Mustang's powertrain that we've been waiting for?