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    Default Ecoboost Stang coming soon!

    Got to be honest, I didn't think this would happen. Very interested to see what engine they choose. Turbos rawk!

    http://www.leftlanenews.com/ford-eco...ar-future.html
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    Wonder how long the HP ratings can stay up and still meet EPA mpg standards? Its like the 2nd coming of the muscle car era right now and I'm loving it!
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    Sure seems like the Ecoboost is the future.

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    What no "Ecoboost" 5.8 V8 for the Shelby GT500? That's where it should go. The power of a V10 with the gas mileage of a V8 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbzimmer View Post
    Sure seems like the Ecoboost is the future.
    Turbos have offered the best combination of efficient performance for a long time now. They just have the downside of being more expensive to purchase.

    I can't help but to wonder how far the turbo cars would have come already if Ford had continued with the turbo four cylinders back in the late 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50tbrd88 View Post
    Its like the 2nd coming of the muscle car era right now and I'm loving it!
    I agree. I think it is even more so now, the HP ratings, retro styling, and much better MPG.
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    i don't know why, but i'm not feeling the muscle car '2nd era' thing at all.. the mustang and camaro never struck me as muscle cars.. a muscle car in my mind is a big car with big power.. ie - torinos, chevelles, etc etc.. plus the whole gas mileage aspect of it doesn't fit in with it for me..
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    The current "6" is decent but OMG, thank you for this Ford if it happens. I didn't think it would happen either, and I hope it does.
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    Mustangs and cougars could have had more power stock then a chevelle, and not much lighter. I think in 1967 the mustang actually weighed more then the chevelle. More gas mileage is better. Why wouldn't you want it to be better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    i don't know why, but i'm not feeling the muscle car '2nd era' thing at all.. the mustang and camaro never struck me as muscle cars.. a muscle car in my mind is a big car with big power.. ie - torinos, chevelles, etc etc.. plus the whole gas mileage aspect of it doesn't fit in with it for me..
    Personally I don't care if you call them muscle cars, sports cars, or super cars anything that pushes over 400 hp and can come with a 6 speed, from the factory, is awesome in my book. The funny part is these new performance cars are much better at everything compared to anything made in the late 60's early 70's.

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