Take A Ride In The Mustang EcoBoost On A Hot Lap-This Thing Sounds Serious


Take A Ride In The Mustang EcoBoost On A Hot Lap-This Thing Sounds Serious

The Mustang EcoBoost is an intriguing beast, because it marks the first time since the storied SVO Mustang of the 1980s that Ford is honestly giving a performance four-cylinder a shot in their iconic pony car. While the original SVO was a hot little number, compared to the V8s of the day, it wasn’t exactly a tall order. Nowadays, 500hp is the normal, so that four had better be damned good to keep up, especially when it’s slotted¬†above the V6 in performance offerings.

In this video, courtesy of TorqueNews.com, we get to ride along in the Mustang and hear it first hand. Right off the bat, you notice two things: this isn’t a screaming four like a Honda, but a deeper note like a Subaru, which is about right for sound, and the turbo noise is nearly imperceptible. The car looks like it’s moving at a really decent clip, too…which, at 310hp, it had better.

We can’t wait to get our hands on one, just to see if it’s as good as it seems to be. What do you think?


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7 thoughts on “Take A Ride In The Mustang EcoBoost On A Hot Lap-This Thing Sounds Serious

    1. Bryan McTaggart Post author

      True, but I’ve yet to see anything that has an EcoBoost Mustang driven in pure anger yet either. Hopefully Ford will hand one to Brian for testing, because I’m genuinely interested to see how it stacks up, especially against the times I have for my old ’05 Mustang GT.

  1. crazy canuck

    Wheres the rpm ? sounds like a 4bt cummins , and still looks like a 80’s celica

  2. John T

    meh….video wouldn’t load so flying blind on my comment here, but I have to say I’m a bit underwhelmed by the concept…..4 cyl anything doesn’t really float my boat….I mean, there are Camry’s and stuff out there that are quite startling off the lights but they just don’t do it for me. Its like seeing a Prius with extra double A’s wired in….yeh it’d be faster but does anyone care? Yes there are people who buy Camry’s and Priuses (Priuiii?) but they are the antithesis of car heads, the opposite of bangshiftery. Is this Mustang aimed at such people? The styling sure as hell suggests it. Like others have said, they look like Celica’s and I’m sure there will be buyers, but will they be car heads?

  3. Geoff Nilson

    I would be interested to hear some comments from Ford engineers about the durability of this engine. Will it handle more boost/bigger turbo/bigger intercooler, etc. I am disappointed the V6 twin turbo is not available (yet?).

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