Ford Mustang 2023: Spy Shot on Test Drive

No muscle car is as popular as the Ford Mustang and this one will be reissued soon – perhaps with a V8 hybrid engine. We got a Spyshot in front of the camera and tell you what we know about the new Mustang.

A new Ford Mustang is not far away, it could be the first Mustang ever to get both a V8 hybrid engine and all-wheel drive. If you want to know more, read on.

  • New Ford Mustang spotted
  • The V8 engine is retained
  • All-wheel drive possible
  • Expected to be available in stores from 2023
  • Hybrid versions possible

If you don’t want to wait that long for the new Ford Mustang, you can receive offers for the current Ford Mustang model.

The next Ford Mustang was spotted in the form of a prototype. The alternative to models like the Toyota Supra, Jaguar F-Type, BMW M4, and Mercedes-AMG C63 could lose its signature rear-wheel drive in favor of a more grippy all-wheel drive when it hits the market in 2023.

Mustang 2023 Prices

The new Ford Mustang won’t hit the market until late 2022 at the earliest, and it will likely be 2023 before the new Mustang can be seen in a dealership.

Ford Mustang 2023

Installing hybrid technology in the new Mustang will almost certainly make the new car more expensive than the previous model. An entry-level four-cylinder hybrid Mustang could cost around 45,000 euros, while V8 models will be closer to 57,000 euros.

Engines and driving behavior

Ford plans to bring nearly 18 hybrids to market by 2022, and there’s a huge chance the next Mustang will come with a V8 hybrid. A patent filed by Ford in 2017 shows a hybrid vehicle with a V8 engine that drives the rear wheels and two electric motors – one each for the front wheels. This setup could be installed in the new Mustang successor for the first time.

If so, it would not only make the new car the first Ford Mustang with hybrid drive but also the first Mustang with the all-wheel-drive since its introduction in 1964. This step would be the American counterpart to the current BMW models M3 and M4, which are available for the first time with the BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

Ford Mustang 2023 Spy

As with these cars, however, likely, the new Ford Mustang will also be available with a simpler, non-hybrid V8 engine with all-wheel drive. However, there is no guarantee that such a model will meet the latest, very strict Euro 6d emissions regulations, which could mean that this version will not be offered in Europe.

Ford may also choose to develop a replacement for the current 2.3-liter four-cylinder Ecoboost Mustang that could be fitted with a hybrid propulsion system to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Technical data and exterior design

The prototype in these pictures has the same bodywork as the existing Ford Mustang as this particular test car will be used to test the mechanical components of the next Mustang. If the new car is revealed, it may be inspired by the recently unveiled Mach-E electric Mustang.

Ford Mustang 2023 Spy

It’s likely the new Mustang will keep its time-honored two-door coupe shape, but there’s a good chance the gaping grille will give way to a sleeker and more modern shape. It will still have some kind of gasoline engine under the hood, so it won’t come completely without a grille like the Mach-E does, but you can bet it will look very different from today’s car.

Ford Mustang 2023 Interior

Since these test drives involve testing the technical components in the still old sheet metal cladding, there is still no indication of what the interior of the new Mustang might look like. As soon as we have news on this, we will add it here for you.

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