Ford Scraps Twin-Turbo Idea For GT500

Ford Scraps Twin-Turbo Idea For GT500

The twin-turbocharged rumors surrounding the next generation Mustang GT500 have been put to bed according to reports on the web of the Ford’s decision to hold onto its supercharger.

Even with the blower, Ford is confident that it will release the next-gen GT500 with enough power to shake off the menacing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The current GT500 produces 550-hp and sources have indicated that the new model will have at least 20-hp more.

A completely redesigned Mustang is slated to debut in 2014 as a 2015 model. Specifics on the redesign are still unknown but info will soon be released! Stay tuned for more info!

[Source: MotorAuthority]

  • Matt

    If they dont get rid of the 5.4l im going to be pissed! Bring back something old and make it modern! Like the 351 or 460. Just get rid of that 5.4l it makes me sick. Id rather have a supercharged 5.0l in the cobra mustang.

  • jzEllis

    Matt get with the times, no old school motor, 5.0 or not, has a chance motor to motor against ANYTHING modern. heck even in the 80s and early 90s it was no match for a SB350 let alone old school big blocks and small blocks.

    the 5.0s claim to fame lies mostly in being the best turd in an era of turds. any Japanese turbo 6 or even 4 (SR20, 4g63) of the late 80s was more than a match for the old 5.0. heck i remember friends spending 5 grand and changing everything but the block just to get 350-380 hp! LOL that’s pathetic even compared to the old SB engine.

    the only time the 5.0 shines is when it was rebuilt for forced induction. but then it better had, you just REBUILT THE WHOLE MOTOR AND TURBO/SUPERCHARGED IT! and it still came in second next to a bigger displacement V8s. never mind the LT1 and no contest at all next to LS engines.

    now the new 5.0…that’s another story…