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Squaring with the rumours of an Ecoboost Shelby Ford showed off their new Performance 3.5L Ecoboost V6 in the 2017 Raptor and 2017 GT. Logically, its next stop is S550...
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Well and good, but the star of the show is called Anti-Lag:It starts with a new block, heads, pistons, and intake, plus bigger turbos. Ford adds a dual-injection system, a combination of port and direct fuel injection, like Subaru uses on the BRZ/FR-S motor. That makes the H.O. 3.5 the first and only EcoBoost engine to use port injection. Ford calls this a second-generation EcoBoost, so maybe that dual-injection scheme will spread to other engines.
Making 450 hp in the Raptor and 600+ in the GT, we could expect am EB Shelby to at least split the difference, but is there appetite for a V6 Shelby?And then there's the anti-lag system. It's not a fuel-dumping system like on fire-spitting nutso rally cars, but we're told a lot of work went into the control systems to make sure manifold pressures stay up to keep the turbos spooled. They're not messing around here.