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Nothing against the 4.6s...I had 3 of them. Well, technically 4 if you count the engines. : Still have one in the garage. While I think Ford and Mustangs could do fine with a smaller displacement like that, I just wouldn't want it to be very soon.
But like Rick said...smaller displacements are bound to happen. But for now, I'm still enjoying the good times!
Well--the article says "COULD". Let's not accept it as canon just yet. Also the video w/ Dave Pericak at the bottom is from 2010 or 2011.
On the other hand, I'm sure there is plenty of pressure with CAFE/EPA regulations. But, I'd bet Ford could crank out a pretty potent engine even if smaller, based on what's been learned to-date through the 5.0 4V and 5.2 4V.
I am not really thrilled by this. Very broadly for N/A engines, a smaller displacement means a reduction in low and mid-range torque. This could be offset somewhat with higher compression, which direct injection in theory allows.
I know I am in the minority of consumers, but I am willing to pay a gas guzzler tax for a N/A CPC 5.2 in a future track car. I do not want the FPC engine, it presents to many potential vibration related issues when you start modifying the power train with long tube headers, cam shafts, intakes, removing mass dampers to ditch weight, etceterra.