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Ford considering EcoBoost V8 engine for the Shelby Mustang?


The Ford Mustang is an iconic car, slap onto it the name of legendary racer and coachbuilder Carroll Shelb6, and you’ve got yourself a very exclusive and powerful vehicle, which has seen many versions like the GT500.

But according to some new rumors popping out all over the auto industry, it seems that the Blue Oval is considering creating a new engine in its EcoBoost series, a V8 one, just for the future Mustang GT500 model. That’s right, imagine a twin-turbo, direct injected V8 on a massive Mustang body.

We’ve already seen what the EcoBoost V6 unit can do on the Ford Taurus SHO, generating 365 HP, and according to some sources, a new, more economical but still powerful V8 unit will replace the current 5.4-liter engine which develops 540 HP and doesn’t really rival a Prius in terms of fuel economy, to say the least.

Until we get an official confirmation, this will still be a dream for many Ford and Mustang fans out there.

Source: DetroitBureau via Autoblog


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