Ford thinks the Mustang should be lighter

The increase in weight is the dark side of ever-larger cars, in which more and more equipment and safety systems are pushed every year to meet the ever stricter regulations, and the extra weight has not bypassed even Ford cars. The reason for the first man of the American company to declare that the time has come for the practice of “fatting” to stop.

As reported among the Ford models that would be suitable for a “diet” for several reasons, Farley referred to the current Mustang, whose weight in combination with the smallest 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine and CoupĂ© body is 1,627 kilograms, and the mass of the Cabrio version in combined with a 5.0-liter V8 engine and an automatic transmission, it is 200 kilograms heavier. More mass means less fun, which is especially important in the world of sports cars.

Farley completely rejects the possibility of giving up the mentioned V8 engine in the foreseeable future, because “Then the Mustang would no longer be a Mustang”, but he believes that there are many other ways to reduce the mass of the famous “galloping horse”, as well as many other Fords of models, including the crossover Mustang Mach-E, which are powered only by electric motors.

In addition to mentioning that in Dearborn they are seriously considering the option of the Mustang in a three-volume body version with four doors that would be powered by the famous gasoline engines from the Coupé/Cabrio model and the first man of Ford joined the growing company of the heads of car companies who are convinced that in the European Union they will change the decision according to to which new cars powered by internal combustion engines will no longer be sold in EU countries from 2035.