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Ford S550 Platform

S550 is the designation used for a Ford Motor vehicle architecture designed to underpin front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports cars. This platform is currently in production for vehicles sold under the Ford nameplate worldwide. Here are the Ford vehicles currently sold in the U.S. and Canada that ride on the Ford S550 platform.

Ford S550 Platform Vitals

TypeUnibody welded steel
Supported Vehicle TypeCar
Suspension Type (front)MacPherson strut
Suspension Type (rear)Independent Multi-Link
LayoutFront-engine RWD
Powerplant LayoutLongitudinal
PredecessorS-197 II

Supported Engines

EngineAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmissionVehicle Applications
2.3L EcoBoost I4Turbo310 @ 5,500 rpm350 @ 3,000 rpmTen-speed automatic / Six-speed manualFord Mustang EcoBoost
5.0L Ti-VCT Coyote V8Atmospheric460 @ 7,500 rpm / 480 @ 7,000 rpm420 @ 4,600 rpmTen-speed automatic / Six-speed manualFord Mustang GT / Ford Mustang Bullitt
5.2L Ti-VCT Voodoo V8Atmospheric526 @ 7,500 rpm429 @ 4,750 rpmSix-speed manualFord Mustang Shelby GT350 / GT350R
5.2L Ti-VCT Predator V8Supercharged760 @ TBA625 @ TBASeven-speed dual-clutch automaticFord Mustang Shelby GT500

Future Models

Rumor has it that Ford is preparing an all-new Mustang for the 2021 model-year which will shift to Ford’s modular CD6 platform shared with the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Lincoln Aviator. An electrified variant is in the works, as well as a Mustang-derived SUV.


All variants of the current-generation Ford Mustang are currently available for order. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be available by the fourth quarter of 2019.


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