it Will be the first time that the Ford Mustang mount a gearbox of its main rivals.
Speak of two eternal rivals will share some components may sound strange. However, the reality of the market and the world we live in today has made that rivals within the automobile sector decide to join forces with the aim of reducing costs and be able to develop new technologies and mechanical in less time and invest fewer resources as we say. A clear example is what will happen very soon with the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro.
Both “muscle car” to share very soon the same automatic gearbox. In particular, this will happen from next year, when these two eternal rivals will begin to share this new automatic transmission that has been developed jointly by Ford and General Motors. Yes, the transmission will have a different configuration for each of the models.
while is not the first time that both brands work together to develop transmissions and subsequently use them in their models, yes that is a fact novel the who have decided to take this collaboration to two of its top exponents of the sportiness and exclusivity. The Mustang and the Camaro. To date, we have seen models like the Ford Fusion or Chevrolet Malibu sharing the same six-speed automatic transmission. Evidently they are two models that are light years ahead of the above mentioned “muscle car”.
Ford and General Motors have collaborated in the development of this automatic change of 10 speeds.
Gale Halderman, Responsible for the Exterior Design of the first Ford Mustang, has not been able to prevent his surprise at this agreement of collaboration of both manufacturers:
“It’s amazing. In my time, would have been unthinkable to use a component developed by General Motors in any of our models, and less on the Mustang”.
Talk of the automatic gearbox Hydra-Matic ten speeds. While first will debut in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a few months after the we will find in the range of the Ford Mustang. Later we will see how this new transmission is introduced in other models of both Chevrolet and Ford.
Craig Renneker, Chief of Engines and Transmissions to Ford, has made it clear that, although they will use the same transmission, both models will continue with the “DNA” of each company:
“while in essence the automatic gearbox will be the same, we can guarantee our customers that we will maintain our DNA and we will continue transmitting the same sensations at the wheel of the Ford Mustang as it had done up to the date”.