Ford has been on a roll with the new Mustang, especially with their new and amazing 5.0L V8 and the new 3.7-Liter V6 that”s replacing the primeval 4.0L V6. But if the new engines, updated chassis and suspension dynamics, and reworked bodies weren”t enough, our friends at Edmunds spotted a slightly new Mustang in the works.
The results are some visual tweaks on the exterior that suggests that they”re working on a new trim, but that new front lower valence looks like it”s set up for an intercooler and additionally, the interior is what gives some more clues. A new rev counter pegged at 9000-RPM and a sticker demanding that drivers use premium fuel can only suggest that an EcoBoost V6 Mustang is on the way.
Now of course you guys can say, “Hey, maybe it”s just a new V8 model”¦” but as far as I”m concerned and by logical deduction, the only guys that have been able to make a V8 that can rev to 8000 or 9000 RPM from the factory are the buffoons at Ferrari and Audi.
So that leaves us with the only logical conclusions that Ford could be throwing in a new inline-4 into the mix, or could be planting the new EcoBoost turbocharged and intercooled V6 that we saw in the Taurus SHO. They already did it in the new F150, and there was speculative demand for the EcoBoost V6 amongst the automobile enthusiasts around the world, so what the heck?
In the F150, the EcoBoost punches out 365hp and 420 lb-ft of torque so with a little tweaking, it could fit very well in the new Mustang. But of course they will have to make sure not to make a V6 capable of at least 400 hp because”¦well”¦that”s a bit of a social and economical no-no. It”s like Alfa Romeo making a car that”s faster than a Ferrari”¦that wouldn”t exactly fly too well. Here, it would be like farting on President Obama. Also, it raises the question”¦where would they go with the V8 if they do introduce this new EcoBoost V6? Only time will tell.
By: Chris Chin