I just don't see the GT ever getting that kind of power. It would easily be in GT500 territory, so why would they do that? They're not gonna put out a 500hp GT.Do not count out a twin turbo 5.0 GT. The new Cobra Jet drag car is a twin turbo 5.0, so that stuff could yet trickle down to the regular 5.0 GT
We'd love it, i just don't see them selling that to the public at the same price they're selling it as now. It's perfectly doable, but i think it would drive the GT into Vette pricing.IDK, 500 HP is only 75 or so HP away, what with the GT500 packing 662, what is wrong with 500 in a GT?
Keep it a limited production, like they did with the latest Boss 302. Sell about 1500-2000 a year for 2 years. By keeping the interior bare bones, you save money and don't compete directly with the GT at a similar price point.The problem with so many specialty models is that they form competition within the Mustang lineup, and Ford wants to avoid that. This is why we haven't seen an "LX" since the GTS's of the early '90s. You can't make a hot turbo 4 banger that makes anywhere near GT power unless you make it way more expensive than the GT in order to keep it from competing with sales. Then people are going to ask why they should pay more for a car with half the engine just like they did back in '85 when the SVO came out. We cultists loved the SVO's but the public just didn't get it.
With the right advertising campaign, it will do fine.I like the idea of GT and ST model options as it adds uniformity and consistence. The problem is it will have to build a fresh reputation. Not that it can't be done, but with already established names such as GT350 and Boss, consumer buy-in might be slow and may theoretically hinder sales.
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