I would highly appreciate any info on the following order (currently no VIN yet..):
Order date: 26 March 2018
Order number: VRRZ
Mustang Bullitt, highland dark green, magneride.
Thank you !
I don't think design is an issue with those cars. Jaguars are about understated elegance. The D7a platform XF and XE continue that tradition.
Main things that hurt Jaguar right now are the quality issues (not just in China) plus decline in the entire premium sedan market worldwide.
1. I think that the program engineer was talking about the new 7.3 V8, not the 6.2 Boss.
2. Rousch developed the 7.0 V8 for racing, pretty sure it still had the massive 2V heads...
I think you're cherry picking what was said to fit your narrative, yes the engine will have high specific power output in the lower rpm but the program engneer also said that the 7.3 will operate at similar engine speeds as the current truck engines (6.2 & 6.8)
First off, Ford had been trying to develop cylinder deactivation for years in the 1990s and 2000s but for what ever reason, the engines did not receive it, so that limited their usability in vehicles subjected to CAFE and probably why the 6.2 was so short lived in the F150. Secondly, the 5.8 and 7.0 never made it to production, so plans obviously changed from 2005 to 2010. We can only summize that ford wasn't confident in replacing the 6.8 with the 7.0 Boss be that a reliability thing or just sheer cost of replacement for an engine that was coping.