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A bit of tape on these otherwise ordinary-looking cars have rumors flying that the next-generation Mustang GT500 could be twin-turbocharged. (Well, the tape isn’t the sole reason behind the speculation; the intercoolers visible in their grilles are fanning the flames, too.) But we’re not buying it. Superchargers also need intercoolers and, as we previously reported, the next evolution of the Shelby GT500—due as a 2013 model—again will be supercharged. This time, it’ll have upwards of 600 hp.

 

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car/11q2/2013_ford_mustang_shelby_gt500_spy_photos-future_cars

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A bit of tape on these otherwise ordinary-looking cars have rumors flying that the next-generation Mustang GT500 could be twin-turbocharged. (Well, the tape isn’t the sole reason behind the speculation; the intercoolers visible in their grilles are fanning the flames, too.) But we’re not buying it. Superchargers also need intercoolers......

 

 

Yes, crank driven superchargers can also use intercoolers to their advantage but what they are saying is that the IC shown on the test cars is a air-to-air IC, not a air-to-water IC.

 

A air-to-air IC isn't used on a crank drivin supercharger, only on a exhaust driven turbocharger due to the design of the puffer itself. The SC has the outlet on its underside, which mounts directly to the intake (where you need to mount the heat exchanger to cool down the already compressed/heated air)....a TC has its outlet set away from the intake so you can plumb it to cool the compressed air, then route the cool air to the intake/throttle body/etc.

 

It is the *type* of intercooler on the cars that is fueling all of the speculation of a Turbo supercharger vs a belt driven supercharger.

 

 

Phill

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Is it that hard to consider that it just might be a larger unpainted heat exchanger? The HE is mounted in the same place a IC. It makes sence that there would be a bigger HE if they were using a 5.8l with a TVS under the hood.

 

I talked with someone from Shelby last year and they talked about a TT SS model they were working on and the price tag was 100k plus. To me a lot of these rumors just seem a little to drastic, and that is just not to be expected from Ford. But I am sure there are some very cool Frankinstein mules out there. There just not ever going to reach the public.

 

Yes, crank driven superchargers can also use intercoolers to their advantage but what they are saying is that the IC shown on the test cars is a air-to-air IC, not a air-to-water IC.

 

A air-to-air IC isn't used on a crank drivin supercharger, only on a exhaust driven turbocharger due to the design of the puffer itself. The SC has the outlet on its underside, which mounts directly to the intake (where you need to mount the heat exchanger to cool down the already compressed/heated air)....a TC has its outlet set away from the intake so you can plumb it to cool the compressed air, then route the cool air to the intake/throttle body/etc.

 

It is the *type* of intercooler on the cars that is fueling all of the speculation of a Turbo supercharger vs a belt driven supercharger.

 

 

Phill

 

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