Could we see Ford’s first production 5.0 Eco Boost make it’s debut in the 2018 GT500? And it’s no secret that Ford has been testing a 5.0 Twin Turbo development mule as recently as a few months ago: Regardless, we expect this new beast to depart from the highly-discussed Flat Plane Crank 5.2L GT350 motor.Traditionally, the GT350 (and GT350R) has always been aimed towards track use, while the GT500 is more of an earth-rotating, straight line, freeway runner.Could we see this car come in at 700 HP and weigh less than 3,600 lbs from the factory?
Of course one of the first questions I am asked as a swimming pool builder is “What is the price tag?
The new GT350 if a high compression car, so running boost through it would require quite significant changes.
Another topic worthy of discussion is weight savings.
Time will tell, but our sources seem to believe that this car will be released 2018 model year, so we expect a preview in the Summer of 2016, if not sooner.
It’s also interesting to note that Ford has already claimed that there will be “12 New, High Performance Vehicles announced”.