THANKS to the success of an electric model, Ford can afford to keep the V8 engine in the range.
Not only that, by all accounts, it will be the cheapest and probably the only V8 option available to a wider range of drivers. You guessed it, it’s a Mustang, and Ford believes that the V8 should remain in the range until further notice. This was confirmed by the company’s first man, Jim Farley, during the opening of the new racing season in Charlotte, North Carolina. “What other car in the world races on six continents every weekend? And that’s because we have a V8 engine,” Farley told Motor1 . “This is an old-school technology transfer,” he added. Farley emphasized that the 5.0 V8 engine is key to the Mustang’s success, both on the racetrack and on the sales charts.
And for this decision he credits electric models such as the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E, whose sales (p)maintain programs such as the V8 model offering.
This news resonated strongly after the retirement of the main competitors Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger. All the more so because the Mustang is celebrating its 60th birthday soon.
“And if we’re the only people on the planet making an affordable V8 sports car for everyone in the world, so be it,” Farley concluded. Let’s also say that the Mustang Gt with a V8 engine in the US starts at about 44,950 USD.