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The latest I heard is that it is still using the same 5.2 setup, but throwing the cross plane crank in instead and also throwing some force induction. Not sure how I feel about that set up all around. One of the reasons I traded in my 16 GT Performance Package, was for that flat plane crank. This thing sounds like it's going after Z06 corvettes, considering the horsepower range. Still love how HP-dense ford's engines are.
 

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I think it’s going to compete more along the lines with hellcats and Camaro zl 1le. Z06 is just to light and aerodynamic for this car to compete.
 

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I'm hoping it will have a conventional cross plane crank, making our 350's unique.
It will. Given bigger tires, wheels, supercharger and all the ancillary coolers for it minus some additional use of carbon fiber and aluminum, I am guessing it will come in at between 4000 and 4100 lbs with 725 h/p. The ADMs will probably be between 12 and 20k making this car at least 25k more than I paid for mine. Supposed to be "available" in 2019, guessing it will be a 2020 model. Since my car is nor running more h/p and torque, and will hopefully shed the equivalent of approximately 140 lbs, think I will stand pat.

Just based on what I am hearing..
 

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Tend to agree with all of SQ18’s comments. The 500 is due out late this summer which usually means late Fall. The 350’s unique FPC sound and high rpm will keep it unique, and thus a keeper for many of us.
 

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I don’t like forced induction. I bought our car for its raw balance of power without a blower or turbo. This is just a HP race for Ford Performance Vs who?
my sort answer about the GT500 is, so? Love mine.
 

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Shelby GT500. . .If you are interested in one, where I work we are taking deposits to secure one of these Behemoth cars. . .Even though we are a year away get it while you can!!
In Canada Only
 

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Actually, I recently read in Motor Trend that the 500 will keep the FPC and just be a larger hp car...with few body changes etc. 4EVER, are you in Canada? Are they quoting prices? are they going sticker or add above ?
I looked at the Hennessy upgrade and while it is pretty costly it does provide crazy power and 2 year 24k warranty, though limited. I would rather have the factory car.
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Actually, I recently read in Motor Trend that the 500 will keep the FPC and just be a larger hp car...with few body changes etc. 4EVER, are you in Canada? Are they quoting prices? are they going sticker or add above ?
I looked at the Hennessy upgrade and while it is pretty costly it does provide crazy power and 2 year 24k warranty, though limited. I would rather have the factory car.
Fred
I haven't heard about the FPC. Everything I've read so far pointing to the Cross plane being used on the Predator engine.
 

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I don’t like forced induction. I bought our car for its raw balance of power without a blower or turbo. This is just a HP race for Ford Performance Vs who?
my sort answer about the GT500 is, so? Love mine.
I don't either. I'm a naturally aspirated kinda gal and love my GT350.
 

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If they are not going to use a flat-plane crankshaft on the GT500, why use the 5.2L engine at all? Ford has said that the Voodoo engine will be specific to *GT350*. Perhaps this is why Ford is rolling out the 307 cu inch coyote engine this year, borrowing the cylinder technology from the GT350, and alphatesting the GT350 cylinder heads on the Coyote engine in the Bullitt 2019 special edition? By offering the new 5.0 Coyote engine in the Mustang GT, they can get 1 year of alpha testing on the engiine and hammer out any bugs before supercharging it in the GT500? The new Coyote has plenty of low-end torque which is the biggest complaint about the GT350 ... It even gets better gas mileage that the previous version! Also it is testing at over 500 HP at the crankshaft on dynonometers so it would be well-qualified to make 700+ horsepower in the GT500.

Shelby GT500 Won't Get The GT350's V8 | Ford Authority
 
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