Originally Posted by FaastLegacy
Say what you want, but there a lot of (older) people that would not buy a muscle car without a V8.
Anyone remember the Mustang/Probe debacle back in the early 90s when Ford wanted what became the Probe to become the next generation Mustang? That's what you'll see here.
And they can still buy one, there is room in the Mustang family for other engines. Adding a 4cyl option is not the same as the Probe / Mustang debacle, especially since the Mustang has had 4cyl engines before.
Originally Posted by jimmi
You obviously have never driven a car with a larger engine. Add a blower to a v8 and there are no 4cylinders that will keep up turbo or not. The new 5.0 with a modern suspension will be hard for most cars, even expensive German cars to deal with. An STI would have to undergo a major diet and or HP upgrade to compete. It is already much slower over the course ad a lap with the mustang using a buggy suspension.
Quite a few, ever driven a Nova with a 454 LS6?
Big engine / big power is a ton of fun, in a straight line. Again, V8 with a solid axle for the drag racers, V6 with a solid axle for the secretaries, IRS with the turbo 4 for the tuner crowd and IRS V8 for the Cobra / Boss track guys.
Everything is already on the shelf and it can only expand sales.