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Would you buy a Hybrid Mustang?

Old 7/9/11, 07:53 AM
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It has to be in tandem with a good internal combustion no matter what.

Although in theory it could work out to be faster then current models, I don't want a high sound. I want a growl...

V6 twin turbo and electric motor to help could work. Electric helps push on the low band and turbo kicks in mid to high
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Old 7/9/11, 10:54 AM
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Or much like the next M3 it could have three turbos. Two exhaust driven and one by electric motor. They're thinking 450hp out of a 3.3 V6 in the M3.
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Originally Posted by Itravelalot
Given the fact that Ford is now heavily focusing on global sales and hybrids (see the article), how about a hybrid Mustang? It certainly would not be as fast as a true gas powered 5.0, but it still could be pretty darn fast. The C-max was supposed to be gas and hybrid, but now it is scheduled to only hybrid. So, can you envision a time where you would actually consider buying a hybrid Mustang? It would definately need to be fast, and it really should have its own special trim package.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43391595/ns/business-autos/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43345370...id-only-model/

I think that in 5 years or so, if they made one fast enough, I really would consider it.
Hell yeah I'd buy one of course I'd also have a power gas hog one but hybrid for a DD hell yes
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Old 7/10/11, 07:46 AM
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Only if it was faster than my '98 v6 stang
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Old 7/12/11, 11:51 AM
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If the price and performance were right, I'd consider it.

At some point electric motors will become dominant, so I'd like Mustang to remain relevent when that time comes. Why not start now?

Porsche and Ferrari already are, and they have proven that performance is NOT compromised:





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_918_Spyder

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...ype-in-testing

Now, do I think that FOrd can deliver an electric or hybrid Mustang that has GT performce at a GT price? ... not at this time.
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Old 7/12/11, 11:58 AM
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Ford, pay attention. Hybrid and muscle car DO NOT mix at all.
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Originally Posted by socalwrench
Ford, pay attention. Hybrid and muscle car DO NOT mix at all.
That's why you get both !
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Originally Posted by Dubya11 View Post
That's why you get both !
You mean two cars right? Eh, maybe. I'm not a big person on hybrids. The answer to our fuel problems is not mixing current technologies- it's looking and building a new one. My favorite at this moment is hydrogen combustion.
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Why does a high performance vehicle have to be gasoline powered?
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Originally Posted by jim010 View Post
Why does a high performance vehicle have to be gasoline powered?
It doesn't. To me it just has to remain internal combustion; the sound, the power, the feel of it. I will, however, make an exception for the Tesla at this time; it just doesn't have the range.
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Old 7/13/11, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jim010 View Post
Why does a high performance vehicle have to be gasoline powered?
They dont, but a full electric will never be able to match the visceral thrill offered by a performance car that uses an internal combustion engine. A performance car is greater than the sum of its performance numbers.

A full electric car could be better in every way, lighter, faster, better more competent handling and whatever other metric you would want to use in comparison, at the end of the day, at best it will just be a soulless appliance with all the novelty of a theme park ride.
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Originally Posted by socalwrench View Post
Ford, pay attention. Hybrid and muscle car DO NOT mix at all.
I don't know, this strikes me as being pretty muscular, certainly more so than any Mustang:

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I am still not convinced a lightweight, smaller engined car couldn't get the same mileage as a hybrid. It would also be a MUCH better performer and MUCH more environmentally friendly without having to mine/build/discard the batteries as well. So.... why would we need a hybrid anyway?

Imagine a 2700 #, 300hp Mustang that gets 40 MPG city. Heck, the 5-door, 2900# Focus SFE gets 40 MPG now as it is. Turbo that i4 and 300hp should be attainable. So, with a little work, a 40 MPG well-performing Mustang should be a realistic goal.

Then, for the V8 crowd, why does it have to be a large v8? Why not a 4L (or even smaller) high-revving V8? Should be able to get good mileage form that

I am actually quite annoyed that people put soooooo much emphasis on hybrids being environmentally friendly. They really aren't, when you take all things into consideration.

Put a different way....
The Honda Civic Hybrid is $9,000 more expensive than the regular Civic sedan.
And, gets you a whopping 5 MPG more (39 - 44 MPG)

Is 5 MPG really worth an extra $9,000? Not to mention it will be heavier, slower and MUCH less enjoyable.

I can't see why anyone would want a hybrid Mustang (in the current state of the technology).

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Old 7/15/11, 07:18 AM
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Hybrids really perform in the city and in traffic situations. They have start/stop technology along with their small engines.

Ford should bring that to all it's cars. It's common sense. Why have the engine running while sitting at a red light for 2 minutes? Or when theres dead stop traffic on the highway to work? Just adding start/stop tech adds can make the car 5%-10% more efficient.
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