2019 Mustang GT500 Won’t Share Parts With Ford GT

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The next-gen Ford Mustang GT500 is inching closer to making its debut and many can’t wait to see what the vehicle will have to offer. For the GT500 fans, they are most curious about the powertrain which the next-gen model will run on and they are hoping for a traditional V8 unit.

The good news here is that Ford has already said that V8 is the priority with the next-gen GT500 but the rumours are interpreting this statement for something else. The word is that Ford wants a V8 engine with the GT500 but they won’t be able to proceed with their plans due to global downsizing pressures.

The rumours pointed out that Ford’s sudden push to eliminate sedans and have an SUV-dominant line-up is because of sales, as well as the requirement to meet stricter emission standards. Simply put, the emission standards for SUVs are more lenient as compared to sedans.

With that in mind, it is easy to understand why many have been speculating the next GT500 to have a smaller powertrain. There are a number of candidates for the engine bay and one of them is the twin-turbo V6 that is offered with the Ford GT.

All we can say is that such an outcome is unlikely to happen at all and this is due to the GT’s mill not being compatible with a car like a Mustang GT500. If Ford says that a V8 defines a Mustang, the next GT500 will rely on such a mill. There is no way for the car to share parts with its supercar sibling.