- Mar 25, 2010
Report: EcoBoosted Ford Mustang not in the cards... for now
2011 Ford Mustang V6 burnout – Click above to enlarge
We just wrote about the report that General Motors is developing a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 to challenge Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and that the GM version might – just maybe, possibly, perhaps – go into the Camaro. Ford, on the other hand, apparently has no immediate plans to put its powerful and frugal turbo V6 into its pony car, the Mustang.
The 3.7-liter V6 currently in the Mustang makes do with Ti-VCT technology, or twin independent variable camshaft timing, delivering 305 horsepower and 30-plus miles per gallon with a six-speed auto tranny. Ford hasn't forsaken a turbocharged V6, though – The Blue Oval is simply leaving it to tuners to do, and encouraging them in the process. And with that kind of leg up, our guess is that those aftermarket efforts will probably be seen in three, two...
In the meantime, Ford is working on an EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder that Mustang purists can thank the Madonna of Lourdes will not be appearing in the engine bay of said coupes any time soon. Cooler heads realized that when you can do burnouts like the one above and get good mpg, we don't need no stinkin' four-cylinders.
[Source: Motor Authority]