Bill Ford Jr. Confirms Turbocharged Mustang
Confirmation of a new Mustang SVO? Yes! Ford loves the idea of turbocharged 4-cylinders, we know, but that hasn’t quite made it into our beloved pony-car, the Mustang. Ford has kept hush about whether the future holds a new SVO.
Ford chairman, Bill Ford Jr., spoke to an audience at Princeton last night and afterwards accepted questions. One of those questions came from one of Jalopnik’s readers, Michael, who asked if the Ecoboost line would include the Mustang. Bill answered yes, but didn’t spill any additional information. Most likely it will be the 3.5-liter V6, instead of the 2-liter four-cylinder.
Last time there was a factory turbocharged ‘Stang was back in 1984 when the SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) team released the Mustang SVO. Not for large engine displacement, but a four-cylinder turbo beast. It whipped out about 175 horses and had a functional hood scoop and a one-of-a-kind two-wing rear spoiler design.
Rumor has it that GM will be bringing the Camaro toward a turbo future as well. Bring it! The Battle of forced induction.
Of course, no names for it yet but as retro as Ford is, the SVO could be reborn.