The next generation Ford Mustang S550 may take some time, as according to available information, the S650 will not go into production until March 2023. The novelty will debut as a 2024 model year car.
Ford is likely to get a hybrid powertrain to keep up with tighter fuel economy regulations. The electrified derivative may not be available from day one, however, and Ford may be waiting for a mid-cycle update.
We’ve also heard that the world’s most popular sports car could get all-wheel drive for the first time. Rumors corroborate spy shots from February 2021 of a test mule based on the current version of the Stang.
The next generation Mustang will not be a completely new development as it is believed to be built on an updated platform borrowed from the existing model. Expect the usual 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder to be joined by the Coyote’s 5.0-liter V8 and possibly later the Predator’s 5.2-liter supercharged V8. The hybrid system we mentioned earlier appears on a LinkedIn account owned by someone who claims to have worked on the S650 program.
In conclusion, the same Autoline suggested that the Mustang all-electric two-door sports car should go into production in December 2028 at the start of the year. If true, that would mean the upcoming S650 will be the very last to offer an internal combustion engine and have a life cycle of just over five and a half years.