Ford Resurrects 'Hurricane' 6.2L V8 Development

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    DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford has revived its 6.2-liter V-8 engine program, dubbed the Hurricane, as part of a broader restructuring plan, according to a report in the Detroit News.

    The engine will butt heads with Chrysler's Hemi, as well as General Motors' 403-horsepower 6.2-liter Vortec engine that powers the 2007 Cadillac Escalade.

    Ford had killed the Hurricane program over a year ago but revived the it to help maintain the company's leadership in the truck market. Analysts say Ford's Cleveland casting plant has received orders for a new 6.2-liter engine block, with work to begin next year.

    The speculation is that the Ford engine will outgun the Hemi and may be used in other company platforms. It is unclear whether the new engine will keep the Hurricane nickname.

    What this means to you: Ford needs a Hemi-style engine to capture the imagination of the public — and to hold the F-Series' lead.
     
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    but it's still a ford
     
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    So therefore it will outsell the competition regardless.
     
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    Sadly.

    This engine should have been finished and available by now. The F-150 is grossly underpowered.
     
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    My 01 Silverado(5.3) fucking toasts my dads 05 F150(5.4). :wiggle:
     
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    They are dog slow. Everything smokes the F-150. I'd hate to drive one fully loaded up. :ugh:

    The really need more power and one or two more gears in the transmission. The interior is going to look really dated when the new Silverado and Tundra hit too.
     
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    Yes, a Ford TRUCK.
     
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    I'd still take the Ford. :o
     
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    Hemi brand name > Hurricane and Triton brand names :mamoru:
     
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    Ford Truck Body Styles > *
     
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    the f-150 lightnings are pretty fast....apples to oranges though.
     
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    hurricane? great marketing idea.

    i bet they'll sell like hotcakes in the gulf coast :coolugh:
     
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    Blandest next to Toyota. It's about as vanilla as trucks can get. Hopefully the Silverado comes out looking stylish.
     
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    I like it.... I like most full size trucks. My order is something like this(body style)

    1. Ford
    2. Chevy
    3. Nissan
    4. Dodge
    5. Toyota

    Ford and Chevy are pretty close, they both look nice. Toyta and Dodge are pretty ugly imo.
     
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    dot... they look dated as hell
     
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    I think the Silverado is the most dated and boring truck of the pack. Not surprising as its the oldest.

    Still, why can't we get diesels in half-ton trucks yet? I don't need some 300+ hp truck. Its a waste in a vehicle that size. Give me low down grunt and good fuel economy.
     
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    hows that minivan interior looking in your dodge, all they did was put a bigger engine in,and add new sheet metal.
     
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    Ford was looking into that, but probably won't come out with anything due to their financial woes. Chrysler's CRD Liberties have been selling briskly so they may offer a diesel 1/2 ton Ram or Jeep Gladiator pickup.
     
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    :ugh:

    Have you like, seen a new F-150 in the past 2 years? :dunno:
     
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    They made money last year. Wall Street wouldn't have you know that though. :p
     
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    yea and ive even been to the plant. the dodge interior looked exactly like my moms minivan
     
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    It'd be interesting how a 1/2 ton diesel would do. :dunno: I think I'd probably buy one, I don't tow enough to warrent a 3/4 ton but a diesel would be nice for the better fuel economy. I dunno, it'd be a tough call, I love the throttle response of the 5.3.
     
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    I've driven a few, was not impressed at all. Especially considering the 3 billion or so Ford spent on creating it.
     

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