Ford Mustang Will Go Hybrid — Promises V8 Power

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One of the most cherished muscle cars is going electric -- Ford Mustang. Ford announced plans to make a hybrid version of the iconic Mustang that will be powered by electric motors as well as the traditional internal combustion engine.

Ford Mustang Will Go Hybrid — Promises V8 Power

The news comes as part of Ford's larger announcement from the automaker that it will invest $4.5 billion in electric and hybrid vehicles and that it will scrap plans to build a new plant in Mexico.

Ford Mustang Will Go Hybrid — Promises V8 Power

The Ford F 150 pickup will also be part of the hybridization program and an all-new electric SUV with a fully charged driving range of 300 miles (482.80km).

Ford Mustang Will Go Hybrid — Promises V8 Power

Fans of Mustang need not worry about the feeble performance, according to Ford -- the hybrid will "deliver V8 power", it said.

Ford Mustang Will Go Hybrid — Promises V8 Power

Ford said that the Mustang will not be aplug-in hybrid, rather like the Toyota Prius, the only electricity the new hybrid Mustang will use will be generated by the car itself and stored in a powerful battery pack.

Ford Mustang Will Go Hybrid — Promises V8 Power

The new Mustang will not have the driving range as compared to an all-electric plug-in hybrid; however, it will use a lot less fuel than similarly powerful non-hybrid Mustang.

Ford Mustang Will Go Hybrid — Promises V8 Power

Both the hybrid F 150 and the new Mustang will debut by 2020. Ford CEO Mark Fields predicts that hybrid and electric vehicles will outsell purely internal combustion powered cars within the next 15 years.

Ford Mustang Will Go Hybrid — Promises V8 Power

Ford launched the iconic Mustang muscle car in India in July2016. The Ford Mustang GT is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine which produces 395.5bhp and 515Nm of peak torque. The mill is paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Mustang GT can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds before it tops out at 250km/h.

Ford Mustang Will Go Hybrid — Promises V8 Power

One of the most important features of the Mustang GT is the ‘Electronic Line-Lock' feature. The feature engages the front brakes and releases the rear brake, helping the driver spin the rear wheel for 15 seconds for a perfect burnout.

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