Join Date: Dec 2013
With the coming CAFE standards which will choke displacement like the hangmanís noose, big engines with more cylinders are gonna become more scarce. Itís not a myth, but a fact slowly coming from behind and showing itself across the landscape of high-performance cars.
Rumors are just now starting to swirl around the Ford Performance realm that the Mustang V8′s days could be numbered. Whispers just this week at the Detroit Auto Show say a GT500 could come and with it the last V8 Mustang produced, with future high-end performance coming from EcoBoost four and six-cylinder engines.
The Ford GT with its carbon fiber light, its Formula One performance from such humble hardware as a twin-turbocharged V6 will be Fordís new halo car for a reason. It will be the marketing sucker punch that proves a large V8 isnít necessary to blow your mind. Itís because itís the way of the future.