Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mustang to get 3.7 V-6 in 2011? Finally a six worthy of a Mustang

So I read over at AutoBlog (linked in title) that FoMoCo is about to get rid of the boat anchor 4.0 SOHC V-6 and replace it with the Duratec 3.7 DOHC V-6. Great news! It seems such a shame to have this great wrapper for such a dog engine, finally there can be a V-6 Mustang worthy of it's name. The 3.7 beats the 4.0's 210 hp by about 50hp and I'm sure the sound will be more fitting than the current truck motor. Igor, a frequent commentor here has been saying this for quite a while and I've been begging for it for just as long. AutoBlog speculates that they could get as much as 300 hp from a naturally aspirated 3.7, matching Chevy's Camaro. And let's not forget the 365 hp in EcoBoost trim. So, Ford is finally pulling up to the bar, 400 hp V-8 and hopefully 300 hp V-6, it's about time. But there's one more little thing.....
When will the Mustang finally have an IRS? Ford makes/made units that can take the power. Just look at the above photo of the Australian Falcon's IRS or below at the 1999/2000 Mustang SVT Cobra's IRS units. I have read every excuse over the years, "There isn't a unit that can handle the power" Bull#*# ! "You can't make it profitable" Well, how come GM, Chrysler, Hyundai and Nissan can? "You can't retrofit one onto the current chassis" But what about the below Cobra unit? That apparently can be bolted onto any 1979-2004 Mustang.
Enough excuses, you're fixing the power defecit, fix the chassis too.


cbnfs said...

Rumours, always rumours. It's always like that with ford (I'm a mustang/ford loyalist), rumours, great concept cars and then ..... NOTIHNG.
So Ford, for once, for the stang:
V6 300+/V8 400+
SLA front, SLA or Multilink Rear
Engine place a bit towards the rear, smaller boot, smaller car overall, less weight
And it will do pretty good.
Do it or another cam maker is going to do it first!!

Anonymous said...

B&T Mustang has already worked up some tunes for the 2011 V6 with substantial gains.This new horsepower war is gonna be awesome!!!