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What Is Mustang Drivetrain?

The drivetrain on Ford Mustangs consists of your shifter, clutch, driveshaft, rear end gears, differential, transmission, and the associated components needed to get power to the wheels. Drivetrain should not be confused with powertrain as the powertrain consists of your engine and transmission.

In order to handle the horsepower that your Mustang is making, you may have to upgrade your drivetrain components. This can range from something as simple as an adjustable clutch cable or a new clutch for your 6-speed manual transmission. For those with a higher horsepower, V8 engines such as a Mustang GT, Cobra, GT500, or Shelby GT350, a heavier duty clutch may be required. If you plan on running a turbocharged or supercharged engine, you will also need to beef up your drivetrain components for durability.

What Drivetrain Is A Mustang?

All current Ford Mustangs feature a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive setup. This helps the Mustang keep a well-balanced performance on the track while making it very user-friendly for daily driving. With the EV movement hedging its way in, we are eager to see if Ford will venture into an all-wheel drive (AWD) Mustang option.