Quit thinking in terms of green and performance being separate ideas. Green is performance too. You can add an electric motor to a V8 that will boost total power and torque. You can make the car fully manual, and enable the car to cruise at highway speeds on electric-only power, then allow the gas engine to kick in as a generator turning at an optimal charging rpm. You can make this car plug in than goes at neighborhood speeds fully electric too. The car can me smart enough to tell you when to turn on the engine to help maintain it -- if you've been full electric for too long. And you can gang the electric with the V8 to provide more off-the-line performance and higher total horsepower. Imagine a hybrid mustang that gave up nothing! Imagine all mustangs being only available as hybrids, with six and eight cylinder options. You want to send a message that the Mustang is here for another 50 years? Make the V8 a 5.0 with 444hp gas only, and a v6 with 315hp -- and add a 75-100hp electric -- and don't offer any of them gas only to keep the technology price down. Keep the classic muscle style -- like a smaller, lighter version of what you've got already. The Fusion being made along side the Mustang -- could it be you are using the Fusion platform for the new Mustang? Imagine a V8 Mustang that totaled more than 450hp, got a combined EPA fuel rating of 50mpg, pulls a full lateral g,quarters in the 13's unmodified, and costs 30k or less. You can do this -- so please do. A 5.0 that gets 50mpg -- a 5-0 with 5-0....
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