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Ford Shelby GT500

Post by Admin on Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:56 pm

Ford Shelby GT500

What We Know

While a 700-odd-hp version of Ford’s Coyote V-8 isn’t out of the question, the next GT500 could instead borrow the twin-turbo, 3.5-liter V-6 from the Ford GT, complete with its port and direct fuel injection. Good for more than 600 hp, the EcoBoost engine would be mated to a six-speed manual transmission instead of the dual-clutch transaxle featured in the GT supercar. Bet on suspension, braking, and aerodynamic pieces similar to those on the GT350 and GT350R to help keep this powerful pony on the ground. Very Happy

Potential Pitfalls

A V-6 GT500 would royally infuriate many Ford diehards. Even if the new car is faster, lighter, and more powerful, the change could be too sudden and alienate those who worship at the eight-cylinder altar. Laughing

Why It Matters

Putting a V-6 in the top-dog Mustang would be yet another step forward for Ford, which has championed engine downsizing. In practical terms, this powertrain would provide the raw performance of its predecessor without the weight of a supercharged V-8. And if what we’ve heard of the Ford GT concept is any guide, the V-6 could sound as nasty as any V-8 ’Stang.

When to Expect It

Model year 2018, a year after the twin-turbo V-6 debuts in the F-150 SVT Raptor. alien


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