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post #14 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2006
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Originally Posted by vantage
If the V6 becomes a 3.5 making 280hp then they would have to do something with the 4.6. That would reallllly suck if the V8 was only making 20 more hp than the V6. I have my fingers crossed for an aluminum block 5.4 but I don't really think it's going to happen. I agree, I believe Ford will 'tweak' the existing 4.6 to around 325 or so and maybe there will be a Boss version (or some special version) with an N/A 5.4 in the future.

I don't think they are really worried about getting blown away (performance wise) by the Camaro. I remember talking about this in another thread, all throughout the 90's (and 01, 02) the Camaro was quite a bit quicker than the GT and that didn't stop Ford from outselling Chevy. So although I think there will be a hp increase on the GT I don't think they will go all out and push the 400hp mark just to try and compete with the Camaro.....although that would be sweet.

BTW why is the pony running the wrong way... I guess the pic is just inverted?
I have read that the 302/5.0 is back in plans, but modular, not pushrod.
We'll keep wondering until it comes out I guess.

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