The seventh generation of the iconic Ford Mustang, the S650, will arrive in time for the nameplate’s 60th anniversary. We’ve delved into just what you can expect when the next-gen muscle car arrives for the 2024 model year, and you can real all about those details here. As we originally and exclusively reported, the S650 Mustang will not launch with either AWD or electrification of any kind. However, such features may not lag too far behind, according to Motor Trend.
S650 Ford Mustang Hybrid: What To Expect
Hybridization appears inevitable for the next generation Ford Mustang. While it won’t be available at launch, it could happen by 2025, and the latest report suggests both engines will get an electric boost option. Ford could accomplish this with a version of their Modular Hybrid Transmission (MHT). Among the electrification possibilities, enthusiasts will likely be the most interested in the V8 hybrid powertrain revealed in patent drawings. It mounts a roughly alternator-sized electric motor on each side of the V8, with its output shafts aligned with the crankshaft centerline.
This setup is far simpler than trying to package a single electric motor somewhere and needing to run a shaft through the oil pan. Using dual motors will also allow handling-enhancing torque vectoring, and this system could power the next Mach 1 or something similar. Rumors have also hinted at a plug-in version offering at least 10 to 20 miles of electric range, which would boost efficiency and possibly contribute to higher corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) ratings for 2026. If there is an efficiency-focused Ford Mustang hybrid, expect it to be an EcoBoost with rear drive.
Once there’s a battery and an MHT to work with on the Mustang platform, it’s not hard to imagine pairing them with the V8 and front motors, boosting the Coyote V8 and motor outputs. It could mark the creation of a worthy Shelby GT500 successor with fantastic torque-vectored AWD performance and EPA numbers that could avoid the Gas Guzzler Tax.