I watched the 60 minutes segment with Elon last night...the guy is dancing along the thin line of genius and "bat-shit crazy".....but I gotta hand it to him....he is this generations closest thing to Henry Ford anyone has ever seen....
PS: Henry Ford was also described as both genius and "bat-shit crazy" in his time as well.
Ahhh....revisionist writing at its finest....nice how you edited out the part of your comment that I underlined....c'mon guy.....the fact is, sedans are a dying breed, like station wagons before them. I can agree with your suggestions, but in reality, Continental will survive, just not as a sedan...
Let me be clear, I'm not saying that a new EV Mustang should have manual or auto trans, just a program that can mimic them if required.
A bit like themes, normal setting is basic EV, click a button and you have a GT350, click another setting and you have a 429 Boss...
An EV Mustang offers and opportunity to be many different Mustangs all wrapped up in one package. Offer the things a Tesla can't.
The only thing I can think of that comes close to what Ford is supposedly working on with drivetrains is Mazda's new Sky Active-X engine, however they are too small of a company for it to make as big of an impact as it could/should.
GM is WAY underspending its competition which is why it's so profitable, and noting magnifies their lack of product spending than in their complete disinterest in doing anything ground breaking with their most important products. They better have a stunning electrification strategy to replace this mess shortly because they better be saving all of their money for something. And yet they have 4 completely unique body designs for the same freaking truck!
Ford drivetrain reminds me of Apple's iPhone Silicon, they are SO far out ahead and nobody is even remotely closing in on them at this point. The only thing that can change that is if the competition comes up with a fundamentally different drivetrain innovation that Ford can't lead in.
I think the new Global Focus actually puts the B&O subwoofer right in the middle of the spare wheel. I've only seen a glimpse of this but it looks like you have to move it aside when accessing the spare tire.
BTW, I'm just now becoming aware of this, but regulations in Europe require many of the road-side emergency kits you see in the compartments under the trunk floor. This includes the yellow vests and road-side triangles.