Ford teases electric pony car
The pony car is about to gallop into the future.
Ford has teased its promised petrol-electric Mustang with a glimpse of its illuminated logo in a promotional video shown to its North American dealers in Las Vegas last week.
The snapshot was part of a minute-long film featuring Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, who showcases Ford's proud heritage of innovation, and even takes a swipe at ambitious newcomers like Tesla when he says "Let the other guys keep dreaming about the future. We'll be the ones building it."
The front-end shot is clearly not an existing Mustang variant, which is obvious by its neon-lit badge and closed-in front grille, hinting that the hybrid-powered Mustang will look significantly different to conventional models which are presently powered by either a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder or a 5.0-litre V8.
The vehicle in the quick teaser also has new LED headlights and more curvaceous sections on the outer edge of the front bumper, suggesting it could also provide a sneak peek at the styling for seventh-generation Mustang due in a few years time, the same time frame that Ford promised to release a petrol-electric version of the iconic pony car.
While the hybrid Mustang is at least some way into the future, Ford confirmed last week that it has extended the production run of its Le Mans-winning GT for an additional two years due to popular demand.
The blue oval will build an extra 350 variants of the mid-engined supercar, taking its total production to 1350 units.
As Editor in Chief of the Drive Network, Amac is one of Australia's most experienced automotive journalists with more than 25 years experience in newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and digital media.