The internal combustion seems to have its days numbered. Faced with strict regulations, many manufacturers have almost given it up and are focusing on electrification technologies that will be protagonists in the future. Although, luckily, there are still some that offer different options and that keep enjoyment in the spotlight. In fact, let’s talk about how Ford can afford to keep the Mustang’s V8 despite being a large displacement atmospheric engine, the complete opposite of the desired sustainability.
When we tested the Ford Mustang GT CS we already commented that it was difficult for that engine to remain on the market much longer. And yet, the new generation of the model boasted the fourth-generation Coyote V8 under the hood. Recently it was asked Jim Farley, CEO of the brand, for maintaining that possibility in these times. Ford has already tested the 2.3 EcoBoost for the Mustang and the truth is that few buyers have opted for it, but in terms of emissions it is more logical than the eight-cylinder.
The manager did not hesitate to say that the V8 not only continues to exist because it is in demand, but because the electric ones They are giving you good results. Although it seemed sacrilege to have a Ford Mustang Mach-E, the truth is that the electric crossover is selling well and the F-150 Lightning has also arrived in the United States. That offsets the emissions balance and allows the life of the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 to be extended. Another reason is competition, as it is the mechanics chosen for vehicles in many tests in different places.
Farley boasted that his Mustang GT3 and GT4 may be competing on six different continents in the same weekend and that is thanks to the options that the V8 offers. It is present in Nascar, in the Australian Supercar Series, or in NHRA endurance races, among others. So in its family of models it seems that the Mustang V8 will last for a long time, taking advantage of the fact that other rivals have been disappearing. Others are no longer there muscle car classic cut like the Chevrolet Camaro and that gives it an additional advantage.