V8 Mustang prototype spied (video)....but what is it?

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    Mach E
     
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    Every time I hear "Mach E" I instantly think
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    Lol sorry, that name just is'nt growing on me at all.
     
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    Here is an idea. The gt350 and gt500 are US market only and don’t compete against the bmw m4 and Merc 63 coupe.
    The my18 is properly designed for export markets. Could this be a performance variation that is designed from day 1 to be world exportable. Maybe not as fast as a gt500, but more akin to a gt350? Maybe the next gt350
     
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    Whatever it is, it's not electric. The reason why is this aero is all about downforce, which would absolutely kill EV range. Tons of drag. Wouldn't be the hybrid version either for this same reason. My bet is Mach 1. My guess is the GT500 CPC 5.2 without the supercharger. A reworked 7.3 for a new Boss 429 would be amazing but unlikely I'm guessing. Or maybe a new Cobra R?
     
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    Maybe it's an '18 owner who has skill with wrap and it just trolling the fornication out of us. :giggle:
     
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    It has Michigan manufacturer plates, so if it's someone trolling, it's a Ford employee.
     
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    Ha I know. I was just joking.
     
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    As it was barely a year ago that the Mach1 was supposed to be electric I'd be surprised if they were already testing a non-electic Mach1, unless they already had a plan to release a non-sc 5.2 and are just planning to use the Mach1 name instead of the one they were originally going to. It would explain the hood vent changes, but I would expect them to be facing forward to scoop air if they were trying to do a 70's Mach1, these look like they are still backwards. The rear spoiler also looks HUGE to be a Mach1.
     
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    This has long been my dream, but I'm not holding my breath....but I'll keep my fingers crossed :fingerscrossed:

    Whilst you couldn't hear the engine, I think that mostly down to the fact the guy had his windows up and both cars were cruising on light throttle.

    Oh...d'oh! Edited to add....I found the original post on Facebook and asked the OP if it was a V8....he said it was......
     
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    I have a better one for you, a dead '03 Terminator. Rip out the boat anchor in the front (yes I know that's heresy), put in an NA Aluminator XS 52 in it. Cage and brace it for rigidity so it's not a noodle. Big brake kit. 3400lbs and 580 NA horsepower with those looks? I'll take it.
     
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    Whatever this is...I like it.

    Looks like it has a better rake than stock..the wing dimensions intrigue me and I like the extended splitter.
     
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    Oh man...that would be fantastic.
     
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    WOUld proably be cheaper to just get the termi to 600 wheel on stock engine and do a Break upgrade.
     
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    True

    And like how I want to restore another Fox...a Termi is on my list too. Almost bought one last summer before I got my 19
     
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    My heart wants to say Mach 1, but Ford has been pretty generic with their names lately. The "High Performance Package" for the EcoBoost isn't very inspiring, even though it kind of taps into the K-Code heritage.

    They'll probably name this "Performance Package Level 3" or something.
     
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    C'mon Ford :rockon: Mach 1.jpg
     
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    They have enough current V8 variations. Would not surprise me at all if they modded up a 7.3 and slipped it in for kicks and giggles with 7.3 badging.


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    Who ever said this was a “Ford” prototype? You can probably get that concealer wrap anywhere. Maybe someone with connections has already made one. My guess is it’s Ford and Ford engineers messing around with ideas. But the fact it is a V8 really does open up the gates to speculation. Did the guy even say what kind of V8 sound?
     
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    What another car in history had Yellow Blinkers we all cherished years ago that have not poked its head out in years? a Mustang Cobra ( not Cobra Jet ) hqdefault.jpg
     
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    No way it will be a 7.3, but I could see a 2020 Mach 1 with a NA 5.2
     
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    The flared body panels don’t look professional enough for Ford. It’s aftermarket. As for the fog lamp - that looks like it’s just a red bulb, and wouldn’t the tail light assemblies be Euro spec?
     
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