Ford Is Readying A Trio Of Twin-Turbo Engines

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Looks like BMW isn't the only new twin-turbo sheriff in town. Back during the Detroit Show we hipped you to the knowledge that FoMoCo was readying a "twin-force" V6 good for over 400 hp that would be showing up in a Lincoln flagship. Not good enough for Mulally, apparently. Turns out that Dearborn is actually preparing twin-turbo 4 and 8-cylinder engines as well. Which is fantastic news. For their part, Ford is saying that this new family of forced induction mills will be easy on our pocketbooks, explaining that "twin-force will offer diesel-like fuel economy." And that's good, we like that. But they are leaving out the part about how twin-turbo V8 Mustangs (and maybe the Interceptor...) will be better than 10 Super Bowls. Direct injection and cylinder deactivation will also be part of the mix, natch.


Ford adding twin-turbos to V6 and V8 petrol engines [Motor Authority]

Detroit Auto Show: Ford's TwinForce Turbo V6 Delivers Power of a V8; Detroit Auto Show: Ford Goes Butch; The Interceptor Sedan Concept!!; The 2008 BMW 1-Series Coming To America, Now With Official Press Photos! [Internal]



It's about time. A welder I sometimes go to has a Daily driven 1990 Mustang LX Twin Turbo that he drives around 60miles a day. The thing is, the car is quieter than stock, runs a low 10sec 1/4 mile and gets an insane(for a mustang anyway) 24mpg. This is with old technology, and a lot of hardware he fabricated himself. He did this in the course of 4 years back in 1998. So why has it taken ford, whose sole purpose is making cars, almost 3 times that long to even mention that they would make them in the future? Bold moves? More like: Oh shit, make something quick that they would buy!