Ford is making a major push into electric vehicles with the arrival of the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning - but the V8 engine is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
That’s according to a story from Canada’s Windsor Star, which reports that the famous Windsor engine factory will be building V8 engines until at least 2040. According to the story. local union president John D’Agnolo met with Ford executives recently and got a commitment to the future of the factory.
“They’re still a long way from getting out of the combustion side when it comes to the trucks,” D’Agnolo told the Windsor Star.
“They don’t see until 2040 before they get out of the combustion side of it.
The Windsor plant currently builds the 5.0-litre ‘Coyote’ V8 as well as the 7.3-litre ‘Godzilla’ that power the Mustang and F-150. It will begin building Ford’s new 6.8-litre V8 - dubbed ‘Godzilla Jr’ in the near-future.
The news that Ford will continue with V8 engines for such a long period should be music to the ear’s of muscle car fans. Ford is due to unveil the new 5.0-litre V8-powered Mustang in the near-future and is likely to arrive in Australia before the end of 2023.