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  1. Twin Turbo

    Ford Mustang Mach E and Baby Bronco

    Thank you. I would certainly appreciate any Mustang information you come across. I had assumed the Mustang hybrid would come once S650 moved to the CD6 architecture, and that it would use the Aviator GT power train. This would still be a pretty awesome Mustang, but then Ford did patent a V8 with twin electric motors. I appreciate not everything that gets a patent sees production, but a hybrid V8 would be my preference, simply because its the best of both worlds. Guess we'll just need to wait until that '23MY https://www.carscoops.com/2019/01/ford-patents-v8-two-electric-motors-hybrid-system-mustang-going-awd/#targetText=First noticed by Autoguide%2C the,motors power the front wheels.
  2. Twin Turbo

    Ford Mustang Mach E and Baby Bronco

    55th Anniversary was this year (2019 calendar year, 2020 Model Year). This is the new dash plaque for the '20MY cars
  3. Twin Turbo

    Ford Mustang Mach E and Baby Bronco

    Thank you for the info.........using the Mustang logo/name does not sit well with me, but it is what it is Anything you can share on S550/S650 would be appreciated. From what I can gather, we'll get a refresh for '21MY and, potentially, an all new car for '23MY. :)
  4. Capacity at a plant that is shortly to stop building the Continental? It's possibly, I guess, but I'm pretty sure a Mustang hybrid would be more welcome here than an all electric SUV.
  5. No hybrid Mustang for Europe? I wonder what their justification for that is? It can't be because "Mustang fans in Europe won't want a hybrid" because we're getting the Mach-E.
  6. Twin Turbo

    Mach e prototype on the streets

    Might as well slap a pony on everything now.....
  7. Twin Turbo

    2021MY Escape Facelift

    We own a Mk1 Kuga (UK version of the Escape, obviously) and I'm on a Kuga Owners Facebook group. I know its usual for many owners of a current vehicle not to like change, but whenever someone posts photos of the new Escape I reckon 8 out of 10 replies are negative. Personally, I like it, although I've still not seen one in the metal. I was unsure of the new Focus at first (which this shares many styling cues from), but in the metal, the Focus is pretty nice looking. As for an emergency facelift? I guess if sales haven't met expectations that would make sense.
  8. Apologies for asking, but are these actually confirmed or just best educated guesses? My main interest here is with Mustang and its tough to get solid info. I've heard everything from a mild refresh for '21MY as above, but also heard the same for '22 & '23MY!!! I appreciate Ford play things very close their chests, but I also appreciate there are people here with good inside info.
  9. Twin Turbo

    Mach e prototype on the streets

    The first step should be the hybrid Mustang, especially if it's a hybrid mated to the Coyote as seems to be the case. Trust me, some Mustang purists think that's a step too far! What I find hard to get my head around is when Ford announced it was going to use the Mach 1 name for this BEV, there was an uproar from Mustang fans (and rightly so in my opinion). Ford heard the cries and decided to call it Mach E instead.............BUT.......it wasn't just that they were going to use the Mach 1 name, it was as much as they were linking it to Mustang. Ford don't seem to have realised this and are still going ahead with sticking a pony on it.
  10. Twin Turbo

    Mach e prototype on the streets

    For me, its because it shares nothing with Mustang........not platform, not engines and certainly not in keeping with Mustang's styling DNA of short tail and long hood coupe proportions. I might......might have found it more acceptable if this was something more like the Kia Stinger........base it on the current (or S650/CD6 platform) for a rear wheel drive 5-door hatch/coupe with a Coyote up front. But, other than the badge on the nose this will share nothing with Mustang. This, for me, is like when Aston Martin did their version of the Toyota IQ and called it the AM Cygnet. A chapter in AM's history they would rather now forget. I hope I'm wrong and I hope I get to eat my words and change my tune once I see it, because as a Mustang fan I don't want to hate anything in the Mustang family.
  11. Twin Turbo

    Mach e prototype on the streets

    I know I'm beating a dead horse (geddit?)......but this makes me sick to my stomach. If it has to have a horse, make it a very different looking pony! (as you're clearly a man in the know, anything you can share on the next gen Mustang.......as in the real Mustang, would be appreciated )
  12. Twin Turbo

    4.8 V8 for the '21MY F150?

    Did you have a word with Ford Authority? They're now reporting pretty much exactly that (well, the adoption of DI at least) http://fordauthority.com/2019/08/2021-ford-f-150-will-not-get-4-8l-v8-engine/?fbclid=IwAR0ICIXcb2AfvzkibEfGYIjgQuyPTf4RPQvje0XZg5UhQ6RTR7V7C-GyXBU
  13. Twin Turbo

    4.8 V8 for the '21MY F150?

    Leftlanenews reporting on the Ford Authority report! https://leftlanenews.com/ford/ford-f-150-to-ditch-5-0-v8-for-next-generation/ Personally, if Ford deviate from the 5.0 capacity, I'd rather they upped it to the 5.2!! (a normally aspirated version of the cross plane crank is already available as a crate engine called the Aluminator XS)
  14. Twin Turbo

    GT500 Weight

    Adding a supercharger, plus associated plumbing and cooling and HUGE brakes...........on top of an already heavy car, is it really a surprise?
  15. I know Ford were developing a 4.8 version of the Coyote for the F150, but as I understand it, it was dropped as they hit their MPG/emissions targets with the Gen 3 Coyote/10-speed auto. So, is this back on again? http://fordauthority.com/2019/08/2021-ford-f-150-4-8l-v8-engine-know/
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