Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: No Room For NA V8s?

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One of the things that make the Ford Mustang special is the V8 engine which it runs on. The Mustang has always been loyal to the V8 mill and we can be at ease knowing that this is not going to change with the upcoming Mustang Shelby GT500.

Ford has confirmed that the Mustang is not going to ditch the V8 mill, even if the automotive scene is pushing on downsizing. If this is to mean anything, the next-gen Shelby Mustang GT500 will continue to rely on a V8 engine.

The details on the mill are unknown at the moment but if rumors are to be referred to, the V8 engine will be supercharged. Other rumors are claiming that Ford will introduce the EcoBeast engine and it will be a twin-turbo V8.

What bothers us is that no rumors are talking about naturally aspirated V8s and this greatly suggests that the next Mustang GT500 is not going to come out with a pure V8 motor.

Such an outcome will definitely disappoint us as we feel that there is still a market for the standard V8. No harm can come if Ford is to at least offer a naturally aspirated mill as an option with the next Mustang GT500.

The good news here is that the above is based on rumors and nothing is for certain just yet. Ford is expected to bring out the next Shelby GT500 at the LA Auto Show and we will know for sure then.