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  1. 2017 Fusion ST

    So if the Fusion ST gets a version of the 2.7, can the Mustang be far behind?
  2. Camaro Watch: Revealed Early

    Last I heard, Chevy had no interest in producing a RHD version of the Gen6 Camaro. Just six weeks after Bob Lutz had said, ""I think you can pretty much count on a right-hand drive Camaro," he was forced to recant, saying that prospects for an export model were "Not good. It's been pushed back...
  3. Camaro Watch: Revealed Early

    I agree with your first sentence. But it makes too much sense for Ford to offer a re-tuned version of the 2.7 V6 as a mid-range engine for the 2017 Mustang. I frankly don't see two four cylinder engines in the Mustang lineup, especially now that Camaro has gone to a 4-6-8 engine lineup. The 2.7...
  4. Camaro Watch: Revealed Early

    At least the Chevy guys made the four the base engine. Ford cheaped out and made their four and V6 Mustangs too close to each other in performance and fuel economy. Then on top of that, they are charging a price premium for the four. With the 2016 Mustang offering only cosmetic changes (and...
  5. All-New 2016 Ford Taurus Previewed ahead of Shanghai Auto Show Debut

  6. Said good bye to my Mustang Eco!!

    If interior space is the #1 priority, get a Ford Expedition, give it to the wife, and trade her car in on a GT350. :headbonk: Twin-turbo V6, IRS, and plenty of room for the family, the dogs and as much gear as you need to carry around with you. Zero to 60 in 6.4 sec makes it quicker than the...
  7. 2016 Mustang Changes thread.

    I like the Cyclone V6. It's an underrated and under-appreciated engine. But it's headed for the scrap bin of automotive history, along with the other Duratecs. Blame the rapid tech turnover in the automobile business and federal gov't-mandated fuel economy and clean air laws. Things have...
  8. 2016 Mustang Changes thread.

    If only. Sadly, Ford won't make the 2.3 Ecoboost the standard engine in the Mustang until they have built and sold enough of them to reach the break-even point. Then, hopefully, FoMoCo will slot a version of the 2.7 V6 in between the four and the Coyote V8. The 2.3 and the 3.7 are just too...
  9. Lincoln Continental Concept

    Word is that suicide doors to evoke the 3rd generation Continentals (1961-69) were considered, but Ford's lawyers nixed the idea. I like the car, but hope they tone down the chrome a bit for the production car. I imagine the glare from all those interior polished metal bits when the sun is out...
  10. Lincoln Continental Concept

    From what I hear, it's a punched out version of the F-150's 2.7, and Lincoln wants it to be exclusive to the brand. But that wouldn't prevent Ford from offering the 2.7 in the Mustang, either. The 2.7 is rated at 325-hp and 375-lb-ft of torque in F-150 tune. FoMoCo could easily bump up those...
  11. DIY Pony-less grille

    Campus cops are much more sheltered than municipal police or state troopers. City officers tend to know more about motorcycles than cars. Some state troopers are car enthusiasts and are very knowledgeable about makes, models, performance, etc. Have met a couple of state guys who race on the...
  12. 2016 Camaro: How will Ford respond

    The Coyote 5.0 is in no danger of being dropped from the Mustang or the F-150 anytime in the forseeable future. The 6.2 was the only V8 engine not carried over from the previous (12th) generation F-150. The 4.6 and 5.4 V8s were not carried over from the 11th to 12th generation. The 5.0 is...
  13. DIY Pony-less grille

    Yeah, getting pulled over by the cops is a real laugh riot. :crazy: And most traffic cops will recognize a Mustang when they see one, badges or no badges.
  14. 2015 Petty's Garage Mustang GT Now On the Market

    A very limited quantity of the S550 Ford Mustangs that Petty’s Garage unveiled at the SEMA Auto Show last November is now being offered for sale to customers. Link to 2015 PG Mustang Page
  15. More V6 vs. EcoBoost Banter, Please

    American Muscle would take issue with you. They were the first to put a 3.7 Mustang into the 11's. Central Florida Motorsports would also disagree. They were the first to put a 3.7 Mustang into the 10's. Link I was really excited about the EB Mustang when it was announced. But since the S550...
  16. Ford Official: We Will Not Drop V8 from Future Mustangs, F-150s

    (More) http://www.carscoops.com/2015/01/ford-official-we-will-not-drop-v8-from.html
  17. Bama just ran a 9.91@135

    The stock half shafts are not "weak." They work just fine for street hooning and even for stock drag strip work. But when you mod the car and pump nitrous through the engine, you have to also mod (upgrade to beefier) half shafts.
  18. 2016 Explorer

    Is there some part of "General Automotive Topics (non 6th Gen Mustang)" that is difficult to understand?
  19. 5.2 FPC - Devil's Advocate

    To the Super Coupe, Fred! Test drove a new one with the 5-speed manual back in the day. Almost bought it. Decided to wait, and then the Taurus SHO was introduced. Bought one, loved it.
  20. 5.2 FPC - Devil's Advocate

    Buick's engineers really cared about displacement back in the 1980s with their Grand National and GNX. The 3.8 Liter Turbo V6 was blowing all sorts of bigger engines into the ditches. Their innovative development of turbocharging blazed a trail that led us to today's best turbo engines...