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|Ford Mustang to Get a Little More Attention Under the Hood|
Ford Mustang to Get a Little More Attention Under the Hood
The Ford Mustang has been redesigned from the ground up for the 2010 model year. Competing against fresh new muscle cars such as the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, not to mention import sports cars like the new Nissan 370Z, the latest Ford Mustang has plenty of work ahead of it. What may have been one of the disappointing aspects of the all-new Mustang is what came under the hood – the familiar 4.6-liter V8 from the previous generation. Luckily, this powerplant appears to be changing shortly.
With the staggering power offered by the resurrected muscle cars that are competing against the Mustang, Ford’s existing 4.6-liter engine in its GT just doesn’t cut it, admits Pittsburgh Ford dealers. That’s precisely why an all-new 5.0-liter V8 appears is said to be in the works. Codenamed ‘Coyote,’ the 5.0-liter engine is under development and Ashland Ford dealers believe it likely provides the staggering power the Mustang needs to maintain its edge in an increasingly competitive market.
This all-new V8 may not come to the Ford Mustang first, but rather appear in the 2010 F-150 pickup suggests Ford Service Los Angeles, followed by the Mustang in the 2011 model year. Power is expected to be upwards of 400 horsepower and 400 lb ft of toque which Chicago used Ford dealers say should provide the power that will satisfy muscle car enthusiasts.
While the exact date of the Mustang’s new V8 has not been released, it should come to the pony car within the next two years. However, the Mustang will benefit from a new EcoBoost V6 engine that will produce 355 horsepower and 350 lb ft of toque. The EcoBoost promises the power of a V8 with the efficiency of a V6 thanks to turbocharging technology and direct injection which will make give the Mustang an edge in terms of value according to Minneapolis Car Parts. Other Mustangs, such as the high-performance Shelby models, are expected to get a supercharged version of the upcoming 5.0-liter V8 once it becomes available.
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