Big Block or Big Turbo’s

Since the 60’s the era of the muscle car, all car manufactures knew was how to stuff the biggest motor they could into the smallest car they had like the 1965 Ac Cobra Carol Shelby designed. Do not get me wrong that was very successful for a lot of car manufactures but Ford is now trying something new for their super car the Ford Gt. As some of you might know the Ford Gt is a well established race car that has won numerous races line the 24 hour Le Mans placing first from 1966-1969 with a high performance big block V8 turning impressive horse power numbers. Now with Fords latest release of the Ford Gt it is now boasting a V6 motor with twin turbo’s and factory rated horsepower numbers sitting at 600 with the factory still saying that there is more left in the motor which they call the EcoBoost. This motor could become the next generation of race car motor if successful but it will have to prove itself against some the V8’s in the super car industry that are tried and true. “Like Chevrolet 6.2-liter, 650-horsepower Corvette Z06 and the 8.4-liter, 640-horsepower Dodge Viper”. These cars will not be easy to take down but with all the carbon fiber and high strength materials they will be using they can easily be much lighter than the competition with will intern lead to a faster car through the straights and allow the driver to push the car harder in the corners. The best news about all of this is that more motors like this could be hitting factory production lines everywhere if this proven to be a reliable and successful motor. Ford already has a dialed down version of the EcoBoost motor in almost all of their car lines but to get that motor option you have to spend a pretty penny for it. I believe that this could be the next generation for all car manufactures for the power and miles per gallon that you will be able to get out of it.

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One thought on “Big Block or Big Turbo’s

  1. MH –

    Good post. I wonder if Ford thinks the love for power and speed — which has been part of the American car market since the 1950s — will continue well into the 21st century.

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