Although we’re not sure if we’ll ever see a Chevrolet small-block V-8 offered as factory equipment in a Ford F-150, there are rumblings that GM and Ford may explore a partnership in powertrain in the near future.
Such a move wouldn’t be anything new for the automakers; the pair co-developed a transverse six-speed automatic transmission in 2002.; The gearbox can be found in products including the Ford Taurus, Edge, and Chevrolet Traverse.
According to The Detroit News, the partnership could extend so far as sharing engines or hybrid propulsion systems – perhaps even the Chevrolet Volt’s E-Flex architecture.; Sharing the Volt’s powertrain design could help GM offset development costs, while allowing Ford to bring a PHEV to market sooner than expected.
Source: Detroit News