In the latest edition of The Winding Road (Home Page :: Winding Road
) they've done a write-up on a comparison between the outgoing GT and the newer Mustang GT500.
In essence the engines are the 5.4L twin-cam - similar to the Aussie engine as assembled by FPV. Both engines - in the GT and GT500 - have a supercharger sitting in the V as we all know. At first I though that the 550 bhp GT engine might be an option for Ford Oz - but there;s too many differences. Such as an Aluminium engine block and cabled throttle linkage. I know DJR have done an install of one of these engines, but the price is something else.
The GT500 however seems closer to the radar - with a Cast Iron block and throttle-by-wire - it looks like a simple ECU re-program might be all that's required to simply bolt one of these things in. Assuming, of course, that the bloody big air pump will fit under the bonnet bulge.
The time must just about be right for FPV to start getting serious about finally getting a GTHO off the ground. You'd have to think that if they're smart, they'll have been working on something like this to counter HSV's new range and Magnetic-Thingo suspension, and to celebrate the successful first half of 2006.....