Seventh-generation Ford Mustang to be built at Flat Rock, Michigan factory.
A prototype for the seventh-generation Mustang has been spotted on public roads. (Brian Williams)
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is the latest in a line of high performance Mustangs that dates back to 1969 and very different than the brand’s other “Mach” model, according to Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu.
The Mustang name may be on an electric vehicle these days, the Mustang Mach-E, but there’s piston power in the pony car’s future.
Ford has confirmed that an all-new seventh generation Mustang sports car will be entering production soon at the Flat Rock, Michigan, factory that builds the model today.
The announcement as accompanied by a video with the sound of a revving internal combustion engine making the signature noise of a V8.
It also included a graphic of a six-speed manual transmission’s shifter knob, which isn’t needed for an electric vehicle.
The news comes after several prototypes for the new Mustang equipped with exhaust pipes have been spotted being tested on public roads.
Ford did not say when the new Mustang will be on sale, but indications are that it will be introduced next year as a 2024 model vehicle.
And it may still be bringing some electrification along for the ride. Ford dealers were told last year that a hybrid version of the Mustang is slated for 2025, according to Automotive News.
The recent filing described a powertrain that combined a V8 engine with two electric motors mounted to its sides that could drive the front wheels of a vehicle while the V8 sends its power to the rear through a conventional transmission, which would create the first all-wheel-drive Mustang ever made.
Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com’s Automotive Editor covering the car industry and racing @foxnewsautos