News: SVT S550 Reveal Date

1 SVT Mustang Reveal Date?

Don’t Be A Tease

The next-gen specialty Mustang will be revealed on November 17

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Ford has posted a series of Performance Heritage videos with a final slides teasing the date of 11/17/14. It has been confirmed that Ford will reveal this special vehicle at 9 a.m. on Monday November 17! We can hardly wait.

This yet unnamed “sports” car is said to incorporate “track-inspired design cues.” Check out the teaser videos here:

SVT is definitely part of Ford Performance Heritage, but what will this latest performance Mustang be called? GT350?

The final video will be revealed on Monday morning.
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  1. Not a single mention or video clip of drag racing, all focus on road course / rally. Definitely looking forward to seeing what this is.

    Two weeks to go. It seems that there will be a few more videos as it says 1 of 5. Can’t wait.

    ^this

  2. So far, it looks like a two piece (steel?) driveshaft and not a one piece CF shaft. Transmission isn’t the Coyote MT82 but while I see a separate bellhousing, the main case looks different than the TR6060 we are used to. Catalyti converter arrangement is different with braided flex sections after each cat (as opposed to only one on the regular GT engine) and I cant see if the driver side cat is welded directly to the cat as is done on the GT engine.

  3. I’ve been taking screen caps throughout each one. I’ll see if I can unmask some of the digital manipulation…

    I have a request….piece together the idle sound at the end of each of the 5 videos. I don’t know if it’s the same clip or not….but a longer version will still be music.

  4. I can’t wait to see TOB break this down

    I myself caught the “carbon fiber lettering” also the brakes, definitely cross drilled but what else? I sure hope this car has some beefy suspension components…I have faith this might be a z28 killer

  5. So far, it looks like a two piece (steel?) driveshaft and not a one piece CF shaft.

    Major disappointment if that is indeed the case. Transmission isn’t the Coyote MT82 but while I see a separate bellhousing, the main case looks different than the TR6060 we are used to on the GT500 (I’m off to study the 6070 7-speed case as used on the new Corvette). Catalytic converter arrangement is different with braided flex sections after each cat (as opposed to only one on the regular GT engine) and I can’t see if the driver side cat is welded directly to the cat as is done on the GT engine. Looks like the engine is also sporting a cast aluminum oil pan.

    Anyone familiar with the S550 can see how much wider the car is. There’s another tranny you should study a bit too if you recall. Also, the oil appears to be plastic like the early 6.7 Powerstoke.

  6. Anyone familiar with the S550 can see how much wider the car is. There’s another tranny you should study a bit too if you recall. Also, the oil appears to be plastic like the early 6.7 Powerstoke.

    Lot of code in this post.

  7. At first I was thinking RD6 trnsmission but than I was thinking that that would be some trick hardware then i motied the casing looked way different than anyone that I had seen.

  8. http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/zzzzz2016trans.jpg

    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/zxzzzzz2016transbellhousing.jpg

    The T56 has similar case features. I’ve spent way too much time trying to match the transmission case shots to anything current. I found some underside shots of the new Corvette to study the 6070 but the configuration is different and as such the ribbing is a little different, etc. I looked at some Getrag transmissions but I don’t see anything they have for a RWD V8 that looks even remotely similar to the following screencaps I took.

    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/zzzzz2016trans.jpg

    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/zxzzzzz2016transbellhousing.jpg

    The T56 has similar case features but I don’t see why Ford would take a step backwards (as much as a T56 without a remote shifter ala the Magnum would indeed be nice). Anyway, the ribbing signature definitely looks like Tremec’s. The bellhousing is a bit unique and the two lines exiting look to be for the CSC, as much as they are on the passenger side (or are they for a cooler?).

    The driveshaft definitely looks like two piece steel. Upper right is the carrier bearing.

    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/zzzzzzzz2016driveshaftcleanedup.jpg

    I hope I’m wrong. The ’13/’14 GT500 CF shaft wasn’t cheap but it was light and allowed the car to stretch its legs. Why Ford wouldn’t take advantage of the technology in this application is baffling.

  9. Anyone familiar with the S550 can see how much wider the car is. There’s another tranny you should study a bit too if you recall. Also, the oil appears to be plastic like the early 6.7 Powerstoke.

    In the video what they would lead you to believe is a transmission by showing the bell housing and a small section after appears to me to be a short torque tube. This would put the transmission/transaxle in the rear for a much improved weight bias.

  10. No, this is definitely a traditional arrangement.

    Look how narrow the back of the bell housing is and that case is in the picture. That’s not a traditional setup.

  11. http://s772.photobucket.com/user/Tobphotobucket/media/TremecTR6060.jpg

    But it only does that on the driver side. Note that the passenger side ribbing in the same location isn’t triangulated…

    Front engine, bellhousing, transmission, two piece driveshaft….that’s what I was implying regarding “traditional.” The bellhousing has some interesting contours, I agree.

    Regarding the transmission, look at the area I highlighted and note how the ribbing flares out on a GT500 TR6060.

    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/TremecTR6060.jpg

    But it only does that on the driver side. Note that the passenger side ribbing in the same location isn’t triangulated…

    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/TR-6060-073112-002-L.jpg

    Look at the same driver side area on a Temec TR6070 as it flares out on the driver side too.

    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/Tremec6070a.jpg

    If you back up and look at the screen cap I posted you don’t see the ribbing doing the same thing. Not indicative one way or the other but the rib size and spacing definitely looks like Tremec’s. The two cast in “tunnels” on the underside of the bellhousing…could be for integral cooler lines that exit the front – who knows at this point. The clutch is indeed a mystery…

  12. Forgive me for cringing at the thought of a plastic oil pan on a hi-po V8.:uh oh:

    The ribbing/grid matrix on the underside of that plastic pan does look similar to what you can see on the pan in the video.:dw:

    Could weigh far less than metal…

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    I’m just gonna throw it out there……this thing isn’t supercharged……simply because I don’t see an intercooler coolant tank next to the balloon.

    I agree.

    And I know it’s way far fetched but I’m going outside the box here… EcoBoost V8. Listening to the exhaust clip, it sounds like there is something “in the way” 😉

  14. I agree. And I know it’s way far fetched but I’m going outside the box here… EcoBoost V8. Listening to the exhaust clip, it sounds like there is something “in the way” 😉

    It definitely sounds DI. It has that distinctive GDI “metallic” resonance.

  15. Phht. Four was a waste. All I got out of it was ambiguity (widebody….or not?).

    Let’s get the ball rolling Ford!

    Looks to be Tob. I believe the yellow car approaching at .33 is a reference point to the front silhouette at .58.

  16. Well at least we know for sure that the front clip is new. The question is, did Ford use aluminum, steel, composite, are carbon fiber? We know some under hood structure will be carbon fiber composite.

    Remember this… in the late ’60s to the final ’70 model, Shelby Mustangs of old made extensive use of fiberglass in the front to change their styling from the regular Mustang and to save weight…

  17. I looked far and wide for a case that matched the on shown in these videos and couldn’t find a match. With a two piece driveshaft shown as well, this has to be a traditional engine/bell housing/transmission/driveshaft/ axle housing arrangement.

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    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/13/27573a9ef943df52d51bffd720e6eabd.jpg

    As you can see in this pic, the transmission from the GT is much wider.

    It should also be noted, however, that it doesn’t seem like there would be any room at all in the rear half of the car to put a transaxle as you can see here.

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/13/0949f9f386809525806228f30fd0b86b.jpg

    If they are using a transaxle they would be using an entirely different subframe. In fact the transaxle would serve as part of the structure itself. I standby my prediction that this car will have this layout.

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    But only one piece of the drive shaft is shown.  It also wouldn't make sense for Ford to have the tooling necessary to make a carbon fiber DS and then use a heavy steel 2-piece unit instead.  I can't get over how narrow the case is though.
    
    You can see the CV joint/boot on the lower left and the u-joint at the upper right. You can also see part of the carrier bearing (aluminum in the upper right hand corner). The following photo depicts a factory two piece steel driveshaft that was removed from a 2015 mustang. I highlighted the area in red that reflects what you see in the photo after it.
    
    
    
    
    
    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/_S550shaftb.jpg
    
    
    
    
    The shaft shown in the video that we are discussing...
    
    
    
    
    
    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/_S550shaft.jpg
    
    
    
    
    
    You can't tell if the driveshaft is steel.  I figure it is aluminum.  Plenty light and strong.
    
    
    Actually, you can tell. The weld signatures give it away. In the above photo, look at the weld up at the top at the yoke. It matches those of the factory 2015 shaft I showed in the first photo. A closer perspective...
    
    
    
    
    
    http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Tobphotobucket/20140905_164029_zpsb6b76ed9.jpg
    
    
    
    
    Look closely at the carrier bearing support in the above photo. See the plate underneath it? It is riveted to the support bracket. If you look at the second photo again you'll see in the upper right hand corner the head of the rivet for that plate. Anyway, the welds you see in the latest video screen caps indicate steel and not aluminum. The heat affected zones look completely different as does the convexity of the welds themselves.
  20. Well, I don’t think the driveshaft material should be a huge issue. Yes the latest GT 500 had that wonderful CF driveshaft, but the weight savings are not extreme and if Ford needed to make it from CF they would have or will. If they deemed that steel or aluminum is better, then I am trusting their judgment. Some folks on the ‘net are acting like this is some sort of deal breaker, lol. You may be surprised. Some of these may be photos of a stock Mustang or a model other than the GT 350…

  21. If any of the photos aren’t representative I’d be a little disappointed but I don’t think Ford would ever do that. They knew the videos would be dissected and studied carefully.

    A CF shaft isn’t just about weight savings but rather critical speed. It allows it to spin at higher rpm’s than steel or aluminum. There are other benefits including reduced driveline shock, NVH, etc. It is all win aside from cost. Not a deal breaker but rather a technology I assumed would have carried over. That’s all.

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