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PostSubject: Ecoboost V8?   May 8th 2014, 8:03 am

Ford is rumored to be developing a twin-turbocharged V8, code-named 'Voodoo', which displaces just over 5 liters and, most intriguingly, has a flat-plane' or 180-degree crankshaft (like Ferrari has used in its V8s since 1973). This configuration is like connecting two four-cylinder banks to a common crankshaft. Flat cranks theoretically improve power, throttle response, and the sound at the expense of greater vibration. This EcoBoost V8 should produce near 600 horses.

It will power a Shelby GT350–branded Mustang model that eventually will take over from the GT500, as Ford is desperate to discontinue that car’s costly and thirsty Trinity. It could also find a home in SVT's next Raptor which should be a 2016 model. If Ford's 6.2 liter mill meets it's demise in the Super Duty line, as it did with the 2015 F-150, this 'Voodoo' could be a likely replacement there as well.

Sources: AutoEvolution, SVT Performance, Ford Inside News
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PostSubject: Re: Ecoboost V8?   May 8th 2014, 12:10 pm

Would be interesting to see the packaging aspects of a 5.0 with horizontally opposed cylinder banks both in the Mustang and the truck. A silhouette would be interesting to see how the proposed solution would fit within the confines and location in the engine bay of both.
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PostSubject: Re: Ecoboost V8?   June 8th 2014, 10:17 am

Huh? It's a V8, not a boxer.
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