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I wasn't trying to start a argument. I have a V6, too, but if I was hunting for 4-digit HP numbers, I'd start with a V8. It's an easier starting point.
Or at the very least, the 3.5L V6. It doesn't make financial sense, to pursue 4 digits with the 3.7L when better platforms are readily available even if you choose 6 holes over 8. I appreciate everything that Solo has accomplished, but I think the results of these attempts to stretch the envelope to the max only serve to magnify the block's weaknesses.

The 3.5 is used in both a rear drive and front drive configuration and I believe that the installation of this block in a Mustang would be a straight forward proposition.

If we want to throw money at R&D, I wonder how difficult it would be to put together an all wheel drive, 450HP/430TQ EcoBoost V6 Mustang.


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My buddies are getting 500 rear wheel on the Coyotes with the new cams and intakes out there, now if Ford does the 2015 at 400lbs less like they are talking there are going to be some fast bolt on cars out there, getting real close to the 9's for sure! Heck the 3.7 would be a mid 13 second car out of the gate and the 5.0 would be a mid - low 12 second ride for sure, should be interesting.


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Hopefully the new IRS is strong enough to handle the power.... would be sad if you see guys putting a drag radial on and snapping axles

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Hopefully the new IRS is strong enough to handle the power.... would be sad if you see guys putting a drag radial on and snapping axles

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wouldn't it be ironic to see s197 rear end swaps into the new 2015's rather than the other way around?

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My buddies are getting 500 rear wheel on the Coyotes with the new cams and intakes out there, now if Ford does the 2015 at 400lbs less like they are talking there are going to be some fast bolt on cars out there, getting real close to the 9's for sure! Heck the 3.7 would be a mid 13 second car out of the gate and the 5.0 would be a mid - low 12 second ride for sure, should be interesting.


It's not that the S550 will be 400lbs lighter than the S197 but that there will be a '15 MODEL that is lighter than at least one S197 model, likely the EcoBoost 4cyl vs. the current 5.0 or possibly the convertible. It's going to be more of a marketing slight of hand type deal.
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It's not that the S550 will be 400lbs lighter than the S197 but that there will be a '15 MODEL that is lighter than at least one S197 model, likely the EcoBoost 4cyl vs. the current 5.0 or possibly the convertible. It's going to be more of a marketing slight of hand type deal.
I was wondering how they managed to squeeze in an independent rear and still shave so much weight. That makes a lot more sense if its not a direct comparison on the same engine platform

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im pretty sure the car wouldn't be able to handle that kind of pressure... is it possible yes... but ud have to strip the whole car down and rebuild it pretty much from scratch.... might as well buy a new car no?
I'm not sure I understand this logic. Thats like the 5.0s saying, why buy a 3.7?

Well why buy a 5.0, when you can get a base Boss for the same price as an optioned 5.0? Or why not a GT500, or a supersnake, or a Ford GT? Etc...

You get what you can afford, and more importantly, you get what feeds your bug. To some its being unique, exploring the unknown, and that is what brought them to the 3.7.

I'm all for it. We know the coyote makes big power, rather easy...and because of that they're a dime o' dozen now adays. I'd be more impressed to see the craftsmanship and know-how to make a big power 3.7. That would be badass to me.

Go for it busa, I'm pullin for ya. Idk how people cant see the potential. I got my 14 for a little over 20k out the door. That gives me quite a bit of breathing room until I'm in the 5.0 territory, not to mention it can be incrementally spent over time.

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