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Old 11-15-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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*Rumor* GT500 gets EcoBoast !!!!!

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Here's one we've been hearing rumors about for quite a while – an EcoBoosted V8 Mustang. Put another way, a twin-turbo, direct-injected, V8 Shelby GT500. The first rumor we heard was about a twin-turbo 50th Anniversary Edition 2014 1/2 Mustang, which would be the very definition of the word "Sweet!" We asked about this mythical car point blank to several fairly high-ranking Ford execs, only to be stared back at in silence. Although one dude – who shall remain nameless – did crack a knowing smile and asked, "Who told you that?"

Regardless of our shoddy scooping, The Detroit Bureau's Paul Eisenstein is now claiming that according to several unnamed sources, Ford is considering such a beast of an engine. Good idea? We think so. Not that there's much wrong with the GT500's current supercharged 5.4-liter monster, especially as it's pretty underrated at 540 hp. But it is a little long in the tooth being essentially a ten-year-old Ford GT power plant with a couple of changes. Not that current GT500 owners care, but at full clip, the Shelby gets... how to put this kindly... abso-fricking-lutely abysmal mileage.

We also know that while the current Taurus SHO's EcoBoost V6 makes an impressive 365 ponies, 600 horsepower is there for the asking (a little tuning, sure, but the engine can do it). With that in mind, can you even imagine the levels of sound and fury a twin-turbo V8 could unleash? Eisenstein doesn't mention it, but Ford wouldn't be slapping turbos on the old 5.4-liter or the older 4.6-liter modular engine. The EcoBoosting would be applied to the new 5.0-liter Coyote V8. When General Motors introduced LS3 V8 a few years back, it was noted by many that the intake manifold looked suspiciously like it was designed with forced induction in mind. We've heard similar rumors about the Coyote.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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They already use a supercharger, so the EchoBoast will not get them much more. It may be a bit lighter.
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:14 PM   #3
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that 2014 1/2 will likely be the most expensive limited edition mustang ever.

even you camaro boys have to admit..........its gonna be something special. the entire mustang lineup for the 50 year anniv will likely be awesome.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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hmmmm interesting. a TTV8. well atleast one ford is thinking properly for there gt500 platform.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:54 PM   #5
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that 2014 1/2 will likely be the most expensive limited edition mustang ever.

even you camaro boys have to admit..........its gonna be something special. the entire mustang lineup for the 50 year anniv will likely be awesome.
admit what? sure it's gonna be "special", it better be if it's the most expensive mustang ever. I'm sure it'll be nice, but I'll keep my Camaro, thank you very much.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:54 PM   #6
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2014 and 1/2, wake me up when its 2013. Why care about something 5 years away as of now, can't we just be happy with the now.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:55 PM   #7
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Wouldn't that be an ego boost?
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:47 PM   #8
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2014 and 1/2, wake me up when its 2013. Why care about something 5 years away as of now, can't we just be happy with the now.
betcha in 2005 when u first heard of the camaro coming back u werent saying that.

look forward to ford Boosting more products with turbo. there focus RS is a monster lets see what the gt500 can come up with...
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:03 PM   #9
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They already use a supercharger, so the EchoBoast will not get them much more. It may be a bit lighter.
Lb per Lb, turbos are much more effecient and do make more power per Lb of boost than a supercharger. Just spinning the blower takes alot of power. It will also be much easier to up the wick with a turbo.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:13 PM   #10
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It's just nice to know that these guy's are thinking into the future for our enjoyment.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:25 PM   #11
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even you camaro boys have to admit..........its gonna be something special. the entire mustang lineup for the 50 year anniv will likely be awesome.
I would never say, admit, think, this at all.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:37 AM   #12
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Should be hella nice.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:40 AM   #13
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that 2014 1/2 will likely be the most expensive limited edition mustang ever.

even you camaro boys have to admit..........its gonna be something special. the entire mustang lineup for the 50 year anniv will likely be awesome.
According to the MAYANS..............IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:13 AM   #14
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that 2014 1/2 will likely be the most expensive limited edition mustang ever.

even you camaro boys have to admit..........its gonna be something special. the entire mustang lineup for the 50 year anniv will likely be awesome.
OH yeah. You mustang guys deserve it too, since you been waiting since the 80's for ford to try to compete with Chevrolet.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:21 AM   #15
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OH yeah. You mustang guys deserve it too, since you been waiting since the 80's for ford to try to compete with Chevrolet.
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wouldn't say they have had a problem at competing at all.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:08 AM   #16
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Props to ford i gotta give this too them it's a good idea you can get good gas milage and go fast when you need it. GREAT IDEA!!!
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:15 PM   #17
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wouldn't say they have had a problem at competing at all.
A SVT Cobra was around $35,000 MSRP compared to an Z/28's $23,000 MSRP. Plus not to mention the $15,000 difference from a new 1SS to a base GT500. I'd hope they'd compete with that price difference lol.
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