Ford’s V8 engineer says Shelby GT500 will not get twin-turbo 5.0L

The base 2011 Ford Mustang and Mustang GT have both been upgraded to produce more power and performance than their 2010 predecessor. Next in line to see the upgrade is Ford’s Shelby GT500. Early rumors suggested that the next Ford Shelby GT500 would get a twin-turbo charged version of the 5.0L V8 Coyote that makes its debut this spring ““ code-named the “Road Runner.”

According to Ford’s chief engineer for the 5.0L and 6.2L V8 engines, Mike Harrison, the rumor is false.

Harrison says that it is almost impossible for Ford engineers to fit turbos on top of the 5.0L V8, which already consumes most of the engine compartment.

The current 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 is powered by Ford”s 5.4L V8 making 540-hp.

2010 Ford Shelby GT500:

2010 Ford Shelby GT500

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoBlog