The next product life cycle of America’s longest running and arguably most iconic muscle car nameplate is set to begin in 2022, per a LinkedIn job listing from Ford Motor Company found by Mustang6G. We’re talking of course of the S650 Ford Mustang, and like before, it will still be built in Flat Rock, Michigan.
Per the job listing, Ford is seeking a “wind/road noise and air leakage plant vehicle team (PVT) engineer” that will work out of the Flat Rock plant. It goes on to say that this person will have the “final sign off on the Ford 2023 Mustang S650 vehicle program before it goes to the customers.”
Originally, the S650 Ford Mustang was slated to launch as soon as this year, but it appears to have been pushed back to the 2023 model year. Besides, what’s the rush, anyway? As Dodge has shown, these products simply need to age gracefully on a long timeline for the formula to work.
Before the curtain calls for the current-generation S550 Ford Mustang, expect a few more surprises. Previous reports eluded to the resurrection of the Mustang Mach 1 coming back for the 2021 model year, while the Bullitt special edition package is set to retire. It could be a hybrid, but that info remains a closely guarded secret for now.
2019 saw Ford Mustang sales down 4.4 percent compared to the previous year, but still on top of the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro in total volume. It was enough to earn the title for America’s best-selling sports car for a fifth straight year.
Aside from the launch of the 2020 Shelby GT500, the Mustang lineup has seen a steady freshening of performance updates from top to bottom. This includes the punchy Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Pack, as well as enhancements to the Mustang Shelby GT350.
Meanwhile, we can’t seem to find any job listing hinting at a 2023 Chevrolet Camaro.