More like its getting 3x the 4cl with eco. The first 2 to make it a v8 and the third as a back up for when the first one breaks down.No, it's getting another 4 cyl. and its an eco this time!
Yeah,......"tweak" meaning, smaller pulley and a 93 octane tune.This quote from the article eliminates the author as an expert source:
"It would make sense, because this engine already cranks out a dizzying 662 HP from the factory, and seemingly it wouldn’t take much for Ford to ‘tweak’ this motor to break the 750HP mark..."
Sure, it won't take much to "tweak" and get another 88hp??? Sure, just a tweak...
Something I can use when they try to markup my Hellcat over MSRP....
It might take only that to get the hp, but it's going to take a lot more than that to be able to keep it from breaking, and from breaking other parts along the drivetrain and be something that Ford give a warranty... There's more to hp than adding a pulley and tune... There are a lot of unintended consequences. So, just a "tweak" is a real bad word to use to describe what would have to be done and that was my original point.Yeah,......"tweak" meaning, smaller pulley and a 93 octane tune.
I hope it happens actually. :facelick:
Let the muscle car wars COMMENCE once again!!! :redblob:
This internet rumor has been pretty much debunked over at the Mustang forum I visited. Here's why:
1. The Trinity 5.8L engine used in the GT500 has been discontinued, and the line is being retooled for a different engine, possibly the rumored "Voodoo" engine. But the 5.8L is done and not coming back.
2. The 5.8L won't fit in the 2015 Mustang engine compartment. It can be made to fit, but some modifications would be required---but since the 5.8L has been discontinued, that is just another nail in a coffin that is already shut.
3. SVT is working on the GT350, with everything pointing (including the working name) towards a Boss 302 replacement. The Mustang forum is looking for a naturally aspirated 5.2L Coyote with around 500-550 hp.
4. Reports are that Ford is not currently planning 2 halo Mustangs, so currently there are no plans for a max horsepower GT500 replacement. In any case, until the GT350 is finished, SVT does not have the resources to create an updated GT500.
The source of the rumor was a Ford rep not ruling out making more horsepower than the Hellcat sometime in the future. That is a long ways from having a planned and approved product on the way. Ford's corporate direction is turbos, not superchargers, as part of their big "eco-boost" ad campaign. So if Ford does build a 750 hp car, most likely is would be either a twin turbo 5.0 variant, or a turbcharged "VooDoo" if that new design is successful. But nothing in the immediate works.