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  1. EditorTurner

    EditorTurner New Member Established Member

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    Sound & Fury
    Here’s the first video of the forthcoming GT500 test mule in action
    By Steve Turner
    Photos by KGP Photography

    Last week dedicated spy photographers captured out-of-captivity shots of a 2018 Shelby GT500 prototype roaming the streets of Dearborn, Michigan. With so much anticipation about what powertrain is lurking underneath this Ford Performance machine, the spies kept after it and finally captured video of the car in action for the world to analyze and theorize about what the sound of this car means.

    While the popular theory—or at least everyone’s dream—is that the car will be powered by an EcoBoost V-8. However, in listening to the clip of this car, we have to say the exhaust note sounds pretty robust for a turbocharged machine, as turbos act like mufflers. Plus we don’t here any hits of blow-off valves or other turbo sounds.

    To judge for yourself, check out this brief clip…

    [video=youtube;1Ltilz7vdgw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ltilz7vdgw[/video]

    The photographers seem to believe this one sounded like another Voodoo variant in person, but the drivers were clearly taking it easy when the cameras are pointed at the car. Could it be that this is another naturally aspirated Mustang in development or could it be that there’s a supercharged, cross-plane 5.2-liter V-8 underhood?

    We don’t know yet, but it sure will be fun to find out. What we can see for sure is that this car sports a GT350 R wing, and it seems to have larger openings in the front fascia for cooling, which leads to speculation about an intercooler of some type hidden behind the bulky bra.

    What do you think Ford engineers are developing with this test car?


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    Spy photographers recently captured video footage of what is believed to be the development mule for the forthcoming Shelby GT500, which is rumored to produce 750 to 800 horsepower.
     
  2. BoostedByV

    BoostedByV No Fly By ZONE Established Member

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    Sounds v8 to me ... I couldn't really hear a spool
     
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    I think it sounds orgasmic. Does seem to sound different then a GT350 a bit as far as the exhaust note goes. Seems a bit deeper.
     
  4. GloomySVT

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    Oh boy, I didn't hear any turbo whistle in the exhaust note. Might be another supercharged V8. Going to go with Supercharged 5.2
     
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    Clemson Active Member Established Member

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    They took the TT 3.5, ripped the turbos off it, and slapped a TVS on top. :poke:
     
  6. 2011 gtcs

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    I'm hoping they do the 5.2 V8 with a TVS on top, that would be a monster. I'm definitely excited to see what ford does with the GT500. I'm sure it will be 750+HP
     
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    sunburned I miss my torque Established Member

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    Pretty lame video. Who says it's any different from the GT350, sound the same to me.
     
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    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    Its not going to be a V6, the V6 was meant to be campaigned in the Ford GT from the success they had in the Daytona Prototype program. Yup a TTv6 beating v8 corvette DP cars.

    I really hope its a turbo v8, Ford is good at setting trends with the Mustang. I hope they do no disappoint.
    FWIW, all the Euro makes are going turbo. Even the base 911 now has a turbo, but its not called 911 Turbo.
     
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    This could just be the facelift we've been hearing about ...
     
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    The GT500 is going to wreck the Hellcat and ZL-1, especially the Hellcat. The ZL-1 might have a chance on the track, we'll see. That sounds different from the GT350. It sounds like a traditional V8.
     
  11. HISSMAN

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    Ford be trolling
     
  12. GloomySVT

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    Actually, I thought the same thing, until I listened to it about 4 times. It very well may be the 5.2 FPC
     
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    18' Mach1? CPC, 3600lb car and at least 420whp NA. One can only dream.
     
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    Sure, but the 911 went from a 3.8L NA flat 6 to a 3.0L TT F6. The Boxster/Cayman went from a 3.4L NA F6 to a 2.0L TT F4. When the turbos are added, displacement always always goes down and sometimes the number of cylinders as well.

    Seriously though, the Ford GT(40) has always been a V8 and now it's a TT V6. The raptor and all other HP Ford trucks have always been V8 and now it's a TT V6. You think the next super HiPo Mustang can't be a TT V6 just because of a little history with the brand?

    Clearly the engine in the car in the vid is a V8, which is why I'm saying it's probably a modified GT350 or the same one we've seen this whole time but with a different exhaust. Nothing about that car tells me it's a GT500 prototype.
     
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    That's a very deep tone. He didn't get on it so it's hard to say. Larger than 5.2 liter displacement supercharged V8 is my guess.
     
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    6.2 w/Whipple

    Yeah, I would pee a little.
     
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    turbo I4 with a speaker under the car that emits V8 sounds.
     
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    black99lightnin move along Established Member

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    Sounds like a coyote to me. Probably with a TVS from the factory. It's a proven commodity, from Cobra Jets to Roush cars.
     
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    That's a V8 for sure

    At 700+ hp it's likely to be turbo to make that kind of HP on pump swill. They probably went to great lengths to get it to spool early. Probably will get a beefy 6 sp and no FPC. I just hope they don't use a linerless block like all their other cars but I'm not optimistic here. What ever gets released you can bet it's going to be a bitch'n car. GT350R will soon be selling below MSRP! On the street this is going to be the "big daddy" :)
     
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    I can't really tell. Pretty deep tone. It definitely sounds like coyote architecture though. I think it might be the 5.2 without the flat plane crank, sporting a blower.



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