Somebody over at Ford made a big mistake

Information leaks seem to be commonplace today, and you couldn’t be blamed if you didn’t know which was worse: Leaks from the auto industry or leaks from the U.S. Government. On the plus side, however, the leaks from the auto industry give us a little glimmer of hope and, in this case, it’s hope that a GT500 isn’t only in the works but so far on its way into production that its engine is showing up in wiring diagrams already. That’s right, the guys over at Mustang6G have stumbled upon a supercharged 5.2-liter engine that’s even sporting the Corba logo right on top. This has to be, without a doubt, the engine for the GT500. You can add that to previous leaks as well, including an image of the cobra-baring intake manifold and an internal document about engine oil requirements.

Want to know more? Check out our little breakdown of this latest leak:

2019 Ford GT500 Engine Diagram

Supercharged Engine in Ford Wiring Diagrams Could be Proof of a Mustang GT500 with a DCT Transmission!!!
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The apparent flex plate is a nod to the potential for an automatic transmission, or in this case, we’re probably looking at a dual-clutch unit – maybe the seven-speed

It’s pretty clear that someone over at Ford really screwed up. Perhaps this is why the golden rule is to let writers write and designers design? Either way, someone snagged the wrong image and used it for this wiring diagram, and it’s clearly evident in a few different places. First off, you can, plain as day, make out the supercharger pulley. There’s also the Cobra logo, and the fact that the throttle position sensor is non-existent yet the wiring is still in place. The big thing here, however, is that the flywheel is completely different than that of the GT500. The engine is clearly derived from it, but that flywheel is different. The apparent flex plate is a nod to the potential for an automatic transmission, or in this case, we’re probably looking at a dual-clutch unit – maybe the seven-speed. And, for what it’s worth, that flexplate doesn’t match up with the 5.0-liter, so it’s not bolted to that 10-speed auto Ford is boasting these days either.

The GT500 will likely use a sprung primary flywheel which, in any case, means that the GT500 will certainly be special – it will be a first for the GT

With that in mind, the GT350 does have a primary/secondary flywheel design. It has the same three notches seen in the image above and a similar layout of eight bolt holes. The problem is, the GT350 has a secondary flywheel which isn’t seen in this image, ultimately leading to the conclusion that the Tremec seven-speed may be the transmission of choice. If so, the GT500 will likely use a sprung primary flywheel which, in any case, means that the GT500 will certainly be special – it will be a first for the GT. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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