Ford may mimic General Motors by developing its next-gen RWD architecture in Australia for vehicles scheduled to arrive by 2011. The plans are under consideration at Ford HQ in Dearborn, and stipulate that Aussie engineers will develop the drivetrains for the new Mustang as well as the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.

Some of these models could even be built in Australia and exported to Middle-East and parts of Europe. According to Australia’s Drive, engineering work will commence soon with some of the cars tipped to adopt styling cues from the stunning Interceptor concept.

In March, the small Aussie outcrop will launch its new RWD Falcon sedan, whose engineering is likely to form the basis of the new global Fords. For the Mustang, insiders suggest it will get a new 400+hp twin-force V6 engine with a massive 542Nm of torque.

Mazda recently revealed its new 3.7 V6 engine that’s earmarked for US delivered CX-9 SUVs and was co-developed by Ford. This too, could eventually end up powering the Blue Oval’s new RWD lineup.