2018 Wards 10 Best Engines, thanks Voodoo!

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  1. Zitrosounds

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    looky looky a winner! I really need to drive an 18 so I can compare to the 15 GT I had. GT350 passes along engine tech for a win with Wards!

     
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    from the article- "At the same time, despite running in efficiency-diminishing Track mode and spending considerable time with our right foot firmly planted, our real-world average fuel economy readings hovered around 24 mpg (9.8 L/100 km) and rarely dipped below 20 mpg (11.8 L/100 km). As much as we’d prefer the standard 6-speed manual, we must give credit to the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission on our test car for the surprising fuel efficiency."

    This feels exaggerated to me. I've only been able to get 21mpg in the Gt350 and that was lazy and conservative highway cruising. If I go to track and ride her hard, I'm around 16-17.
     
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    I don't think its an exaggeration as the 10 speed autobox has proven to be very efficient. If you watch some youtube reviews you will see that the MPG rating is pretty consistent and in line with this article. I only average about 13mpg in my R ; )
     
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    Remember, they're talking about the GT 5.0 motor, not the GT350 5.2.
     
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    True---just seemed like too big a jump for spirited driving.

    still couldn't convince me to get an automatic...lol
     
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    lol I'm glad I saw this -- when I read 16-17 on track I'm like...maybe mine burns excess oil AND gas.

    If I take the R out for the day - I need gas on the way home --- or as soon as I fire it up the next day.
     
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    LOL! on track I average 4-6 MPG : )
     
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    Lol, same here. I'm at 13.6mpg on the street with combined street/highway.
     
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    #9 GTthree50, Jan 5, 2018
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    Id really like to get 16-17. Without any track days or even trips to redline on a tankful, I can’t do better than 14. If I get more liberal with higher rpm’s it’s closer to 13.
     
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    If I drive with the exhaust on quiet my mileage goes up a lot. But as soon as I go loud all bets are off. Not sure what the correlation is.. :shrug: :bolt:
     
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    Why is this in the GT350 section..?

    And why is someone thanking voodoo for the Gen3 Coyote ..?
     
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    If you read the original post it will answer your questions.
     
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    The hp combined with mpg that automakers are coming up with these days is remarkable. I swapped a Windsor engine into my first car years ago and thought it was the bees knees with a cam, intake and headers, but my Coyote would eat it for lunch while getting way better mileage.

    From the things I've been reading/watching, both stock and tuned versions of the '18 models are ripping it up. Well done Ford.
     
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    I did... and was mocking it.

    Ford had already said that they were expanding and incorporating spray-in cylinder liners into many of their new performance engines. The technology is now readily accessible. I don't see "spray-in liners" lending itself to Voodoo lineage, or something to needing "thanking" to the voodoo. (More about investment into US plants.)


    I can not wait to see the VE of this engine and a detailed view of the engine's components. It's weak points, etc. I also wonder how much one can alter the Gen3's tq curve with tuning, without going forced.

    Questions?
    Can you get 480hp out of the Gen3 on 93 octane..? Does it breath enough? What is the engine's max revs after internals are replaced..? I am also wondering, how good the new transmissions are... or if the manual is good enough, or will it need replaced, etc..?



    But again, this is a GT350 forum & this engine is in a GT.
     
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    Its a great engine that 5.0 ... even the first gen 412 HP yote in the 2011 GT felt a lot more powerful than it was, while getting 30 MPG hypermiling on the freeway. I'm glad I owned that car once; that Mustang was a milestone in history for the books to come.
     
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