In 2014, the Ford Mustang will celebrate its 50th anniversary, meaning we’ll see an all-new Mustang ponycar. According to a report by MotorTrend, FoMoCo is considering taking the Mustang global.
However, with Ford’s global rear-wheel-drive program dead, product planners are trying to figure out how they’re going to build the next-generation Mustang, especially since Alan Mulally’s “One Ford” theme won’t allow them to build vehicles unique to one country.
Under consideration is an evolution of the current model with some styling upgrades and a continued focus on the 412-hp 5.0L V8 as the halo engine. A second option calls for a tubrocharged V6 for markets like Europe. Last but not least, one source says that Ford may transform the Mustang into an ultra-high tech performance coupe that will compete with the likes of the Nissan GT-R.
A Godzilla killing Mustang? We’re excited for 2014.
2011 Ford Mustang GT:
– By: Kap Shah
Source: Motor Trend