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Ford's future plans include a sporty electric crossover, hinted at in an ad with Bryan Cranston, an electric F-150, and a Focus-based pickup.

But flying surprisingly under the radar is the Ford's upcoming electrified Mustang; new patent filings hint at the hybrid pony car – or at least, what could power it.

In a patent filed by Ford in 2017 – but as Autoguide notes, only recently published to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website this week – we see a “twin motor drive system for hybrid vehicle.” The sketch shows a V8 engine with hybrid components, which the wording suggests, fits any “internal combustion engine.” Is this confirmation of the Ford Mustang's powertrain that we've been waiting for? We're not sure – but here's how it would theoretically work.



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