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Ford Job Listing Hints Mustang S650 Is Due In 2022

We know Ford is gearing up for the next Mustang that will replace the current S550 generation. There have been multiple rumors concerning the next-generation Ford Mustang, including some suggesting it will move to a much larger and heavier platform. Some of those rumors also suggest the next-generation Mustang could spawn a four-door model. One past rumor suggested that the next Mustang would land in 2026. A new Ford job listing has turned up that suggests the next-generation Mustang could be here much sooner than that.

The job listing turned up on LinkedIn and was screen printed and posted to the Mustang6G forum for everyone to take a look at. The listing is seeking a Wind/Road Noise and Air Leakage Plant Vehicle Team Engineer. In the body of the job listing, the verbiage says that the candidate will be part of the team that delivers the final sign off on the 2023 Mustang S650 before it goes to customers.

Whoever fills that position has primary responsibility for delivering Wind/Road Noise and Air Leakage improvements and will work with a team of other Ford engineers at the plant. The position appears to be located in Dearborn, Michigan. The Mustang S650 is said to launch as a 2023 model with a debut in 2022. If this is a legitimate job listing and not an elaborate hoax, Ford would be well into the development of the car at this point as we are only a couple of years away from the new vehicle launch.

We wouldn’t be surprised in the least with Ford adding the Mach-E to the Mustang line to see a four-door Mustang with the next-generation car. Currently, the only muscle car that offers four doors is the Dodge Charger, and that car is selling well. While purists won’t like the idea of a four-door Mustang, that might be the only way we get another Ford sedan in the United States, and it would give us an alternative to the SUVs Ford wants to sell.

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Source: Mustang6G

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Cam

    Yep bring on a 4 door Mustang plus a station wagon/estate.Have the estate offered as a high rider awd option.Its a no brainer to offer more Mustangs in other variations.Just to top it off a Mustang Ute a sort of soft hauler

  2. vbondjr1

    Honestly, Ford already did this in Australia with the Falcon, which was a phenomenal car. Hopefully, if the car does continue to be the performance oriented car that it is, Ford will start offering different engines in it with more ecoboost performance, like the 3.0L and the 3.5L ecoboost engines. They have so much potential.

  3. vbondjr1

    With Ford making the next-gen S650 mustang on the CD6 platform, it seriously opens the Mustang up to the possibility of a Mustang Family of vehicles. Although I truly love the 5.0L V8, Ford has done so much with the Ecoboost program that I honestly feel the ecoboost engines should take over the performance market. I’ve had the privilege of being able to drive the brand new 2020 Ford Explorer ST with the performance package and for those who haven’t gotten the opportunity to experience it, let me tell you that the vehicle is nothing short of Amazing. Power, handling, comfort, this vehicle is an absolute blast (minus the brakes, which were a full 7 out of 10 in my book but didn’t give me the most reassuring feeling for a vehicle of its size). Even on back roads, the Explorer felt really good, better than an SUV should feel on back roads and the 3.0L had more than enough power to get the job done.
    What I’m hoping for with the Mustang family is at least three body styles, a coupe, a gran-coupe and a Sports Activity Vehicle, similar to what the BMW 8-series coupe, gran-coupe and BMW X6 are. Figure in a base 3.0L Ecoboost with the 400hp/415tq car with AWD, along with a performance pack option and a few styling mods and other packages to go along with this trim. Next would be the ST model with a slightly upgraded version of the raptor 3.5L V6 pushing out about 485hp/510lb-ft of torque. Give it some performance packages, special edition packages and things like that, AWD and go from there with it. Above that would be the Grand Touring (GT) package which would be a 3.0L Hybrid pushing out a full 500hp and 630lb-ft of torque, a bit of luxury and a few other things but have this car tuned more for luxury-performance. At the top of the pile would be the Cobra-RS package, which would be the most aggressive variant of all with 660hp and 550lb-ft of torque, AWD and everything else. Yeah, it’s different than what the Mustang currently is but with the world changing so much and everything becoming so strict, it is time that the Mustang evolve into something a bit different. I would also like to see a Mustang Mach-E all electric coupe join the fold and get a bit more of an aggressive design like the Shelby concepts. It’s also time to let the Shelby name rest. The Cobra emblem should remain as a part of the performance heritage as it was a symbol of Ford Performance outside of just the Shelby vehicles and its time Ford get back to being Ford on its own. It’s also time that Ford takes time to focus on making the 3.5L ecoboost sound like a proper performance V6. The 3.7L Mustang sounded really good with an exhaust on it, unlike the 3.5L Ecoboost (except for the Titanium exhaust on the Ford GT). Taking that into consideration, Ford needs to revamp the exhaust note of every vehicle that uses the V6 Ecoboost power train and give it a better exhaust note. Along with this, another thing that would help Ford/ Ford Performance greatly would be to broaden the catalog of Ford Performance parts that would allow for factory backed customization. Ford Already partners with Mountune, but other companies like AWE, HKS, Greddy, AEM, Cobb, Whiteline, Sparco, ROH Wheels, BBS, OZ, Rotiform, X-Force exhausts, Tanabe, Tein, and a few other companies, that are seriously experienced in dealing with twin turbocharged vehicles and manufacture high-quality products that could be used as options for Ford Performance upgrades.


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