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Old 11-30-2009, 06:07 PM   #1  
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I REALLY REALLY like what Alan Mulally is doing with my favorite car company. It is amazing how even after redesigns, they keep doing things to keep the vehicle nice and fresh. This is going to be one incredible engine, and keep in mind that this new V6 is going to be putting out these crazy numbers WITHOUT the use of direct injection like GM is using.

If Ford were to make the transition to direct injection in their naturallly aspirated motors, that would likely result in even greater performance and fuel economy.

Rumor has it that the new 2011 MGT will come with an incredible V8. They obviously would have to do something as the current V8 would be only making 10hp more than this new V6.
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Did they angle the nose down a bit? Really good looking Mustang.
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Nice..how much will it cost?
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Hopefully Ford won't do what they did with the SVO Mustangs back in the '80s. That turbo 4 would eat up the GTs so Ford had the price higher than the V8 GTs. Between the high price and the fact that it was a 4 cyl, they were slow sellers.

These days v6s are not as much as in disdain as a four cyl was in the '80s, so maybe if Ford prices them at v6 competitive pricing, this will be a good competitor to the v6 Camero. Rumors are the v8 GT will be in the 400HP range with the new 5.0L.
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Brings back memories of my Buick Grand National. Now that was a V6 that was awe inspiring...
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Before I read the article I assumed it was a modified version of the twin turbo V6 the use in the new Taurus SHO that puts out over 365bhp. But that thing only gets around 24 mpg. Ahh, now Americans know what 4 valves per cylider, an aluminum block and twin overhead cams can truely do. Wonder if that puppy could handle a SC or nice turbo pack. That would drive down the mph but could really pump up those bhp numbers while keeping the mpg respectable.

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Brings back memories of my Buick Grand National. Now that was a V6 that was awe inspiring...
And yes, the Buick GNX was a sweet ride back in it's day. Hard to believe a car that weighed that much with only a V6 gave the Vette a ride. 276 bhp? Yeah rite.. My parents had the 89 Pontiac TTA (Turbo Trans Am) with that engine. Could not drive it then (with them knowing anyway), but that thing was bad ass. I remeber a friend having a GMC typhoon or cyclone or something around 1990 that had that engine too I think. 1 fast pickup.
I also remember some talk on a 2008 GNX with a twin turbo V6 that would put out 450bhp and do 0-60 in 4 seconds flat. Never happened though.

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Before I read the article I assumed it was a modified version of the twin turbo V6 the use in the new Taurus SHO that puts out over 365bhp. But that thing only gets around 24 mpg. Ahh, now Americans know what 4 valves per cylider, an aluminum block and twin overhead cams can truely do. Wonder if that puppy could handle a SC or nice turbo pack. That would drive down the mph but could really pump up those bhp numbers while keeping the mpg respectable.


And yes, the Buick GNX was a sweet ride back in it's day. Hard to believe a car that weighed that much with only a V6 gave the Vette a ride. 276 bhp? Yeah rite.. My parents had the 89 Pontiac TTA (Turbo Trans Am) with that engine. Could not drive it then (with them knowing anyway), but that thing was bad ass. I remeber a friend having a GMC typhoon or cyclone or something around 1990 that had that engine too I think. 1 fast pickup.
I also remember some talk on a 2008 GNX with a twin turbo V6 that would put out 450bhp and do 0-60 in 4 seconds flat. Never happened though.
Had a '95 Buick Gran Sport that had the same 3.8L supercharged V6 used in the Grand National. It too was excessively fast but it handled much better, stuck to the road like glue, cornered flat at 70mph and so on.
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LOL . . .

The only car I ever lost to in a street race with my F.I. 1963 Corvette was a Buick GN.
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The only car I ever lost to in a street race with my F.I. 1963 Corvette was a Buick GN.
And there you have it...
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It's about time Ford came out with a respectable v6 to replace the ancient 4.0
This will be an awesome package.

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Ahh, now Americans know what 4 valves per cylider, an aluminum block and twin overhead cams can truely do. Wonder if that puppy could handle a SC or nice turbo pack.
For some reason the 03'-04' SVT Mustangs get overlooked.
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Underrated @ 390hp, typically 365hp at the wheels!
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Us Mustang lovers also know that there is a rumor that Ford will once again be introducing a turbocharged I4 at some point in the Mustang's future, likely around the next major redesign.

One of the reasons cited for MT choosing the Fusion as the car of the year is bandwidth across the market. I wonder if Ford is going to try for the same thing with the Mustang by offering an engine for just about every single customer preference possible. However, it is hard to see whether a turbocharged I4 could beat the fuel economy of the upcoming 305hp V6 considering that the Mustang will still weigh around 3500lbs.

I wonder what the plans are for the Ecoboost V6 as I would also love to see that engine in the Mustang. The Ecoboost gets 25mpg in the new AWD Taurus SHO which weighs over 4200lbs. I bet it would get significantly better fuel economy on par with the upcoming V6 since the Mustang is only RWD and weighs 3500lbs.
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Can't figure out why the iconic Boss 302 and Z28 were/are not in the cards immediately with the new introductions
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Can't figure out why the iconic Boss 302 and Z28 were/are not in the cards immediately with the new introductions
Because there are a bunch of marketing guys that are way smarter than us .
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Because there are a bunch of marketing guys that are way smarter than us .
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