If everyone has not heard, the F-150 is going on a strict diet... dropping around 700lbs to be exact. Check out this link HERE.
My question is will the Mustang get the aluminum Body like the F-150. Maybe drop the mustang to around 3300lbs.... or make the front body panels and hood etc out of aluminum and get the front lighter to get closer to a 50/50 front/rear weight distribution.
2012 Mustang GT Premium, MT-82, Kona Blue Metallic, Factory 3.73's
Whats the corrosion going to be like? The hood problem gas been ongoing.
2011 Red Candy /build 2/1/11/ 401A
MT with Redline MTL/ Brembos/355's/glass roof
Shaker 1000/Scoops/Clear bra/Steeda UCA and PH bar
Redline hood lifts/Bilsteins with Ford Racing P springs & axle bks
UPR catch can/whiteline kdt928/MGW shifter with Epco ball
Shaftmasters DS/BMR loop & relocation brackets
Nitto 555 G2's/Steeda jack rails
I doubt they are going to use that much aluminum on the F-150. It is a great material, and light. Hence why many performance cars use it. BUT, more expensive and much harder to work with and repair after the fact. It would also make insurance on F-150's go up due to higher repair costs.
What I have read was they will be going to combination of magnesium and aluminum in a lot of areas, and it will be stronger and weigh less. What I would like to see, is a return to the Ranchero concept where you have a pickup truck for street use. something that you do not need a ladder to get into, but can tow a good size trailer.
If I recall correctly, the hood on my 2000 F-150 is aluminum, so Ford has somewhat of a history with lighter metals. I'm guessing the past few years where tailgates have gotten feather light is also the result of aluminum.
Mustang base coupe, V6, manual transmission, Red Candy tint, performance package.