Mustang GT needs more power?
On the one hand, I'm amazed that we have relatively affordable 400+ HP ponycars back from Ford, Dodge, and Chevy. Fifteen or twenty years ago, that would have seemed very unlikely.
But as the power on the Mustang and the other ponycars has increased, so has the power in mundane family sedans and luxobarges. Hyundai makes a 400+ HP sedan, and BMW, Jaguar, and many other makers are over 500 HP on some models. Granted, the 500+ HP cars are generally quite expensive.
Anyway, I can't help but think that the Mustang GT could handle even more power. But I don't know how Ford could do it without increasing cost beyond the target market. Plus the high cost of fuel and increasing CAFE targets would make it even harder...
Could Ford make a 475-500 HP Mustang GT for under $40k that gets 25 mpg highway? A direct injected Coyote with about 4 psi boost?
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