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?