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Listen To The Ford GT's 600+ Horsepower Twin-Turbo V6 Burn Some Gas

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It sounds amazing, and if Ford's brand new halo car isn't a production ready vehicle as we speak, I'll eat my shorts.

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I know some of you might be a bit disappointed that the new GT got a blown V6 instead of a good old naturally aspirated high-performance V8, but that's perfectly fine.

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As three cylinders is becoming the new four cylinders and twin-charged four bangers can have more than 500 horsepower, if you happen to be more of an old school speed fanatic, just be happy that Ford chose not to go hybrid like Honda with the NSX and instead gave a pair of screaming turbos to its pretty much race-ready 3.5 V6.

That's also why the new GT needs two industrial-size chimneys for an exhaust:

It sounds about right to me! Also, remember how Christian von Koenigsegg started his business by boosting Ford's modular V8s beyond where no man has gone before?

Well, this 3.5 Ecoboost has a Swedish vibe to it without pushing out four digit horsepower figures...

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Maybe it's me and having worked for a BMC dealer and being around Jags, Healeys and Triumphs, (even the odd MG-C) but a 6 resonating through the exhaust sounds glorious to me. I know Henry made a big mark with his flathead V-8's but times they are a changing. I would imagine that Ford could add an electric motor to the mix and bump the horses another 300 going hybrid, ala Porsche and Mclaren and staying current (pun intended).