The new GT350 if a high compression car, so running boost through it would require quite significant changes.Another topic worthy of discussion is weight savings.
Traditionally, the GT350 (and GT350R) has always been aimed towards track use, while the GT500 is more of an earth-rotating, straight line, freeway runner.
As far as power delivery, as you all know, the Hellcat is producing just north of 700HP, so we would be shocked if Ford doesn’t take it one step further.
“Our new SVT Halo Mustang will have more HP than the Hellcat” claims a Ford rep from a recent CNN interview. If this new behemoth will be a forced induction car, than we can safely assume that Ford will stick with the traditional lobe crankshaft, or at least depart from the 5.2L GT350 platform.
The powerplant could produce “well over the 700HP mark”, all while “breathing through a straw”.
Take it for what it’s worth, but we perceive that as a hint towards Forced Induction (low boost from the factory? We are also hearing that Ford is working ‘very hard’ on Direct-Injection for this new powerplant.