Nah, would just need to be turbo'd just like the 6 is. But that would be completely dumb for Ford to do from a manufacturing standpoint seeing as the 3.5L Eco will make a metric assload of power. I'd say if they left the 5.0 as an option then you'd only want it with the Manual trans option. For the rumored 8 or 10 speed automatics... the turbo is going to rule.I think you could make it work. But it would have to redline at 10k or better.
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