This week we learned that Ford’s 2015 Mustang equipped with the 2.3-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine would be called the Mustang EcoBoost and not SVO like many initially believed (and hoped) it would be. But those who were really pulling for the SVO name to show up on the first turbocharged Mustang in almost thirty years may soon have their hopes revived after a curious prototype was spotted on the streets of Detroit.
Autoblog caught a model testing which looked very similar to the more muscular looking GT500 and GT350 prototypes that have been running around Michigan recently. The vented hood, more aggressive front fascia and side vents which were present on the GT500 were also seen on this prototype, the only thing missing, however, was the burbling V8 engine note and 2 additional exhaust pipes.
A video shot by the spies reveals a more raspy sounding noise coming out of the back of the car that sounds nothing like the V8 prototypes which were previously seen. This has led to speculation that the car could potentially be an SVO performance version of the EcoBoost Mustang. It’s a far out idea, but not totally implausible.
Scroll down for the video and don’t forget to head over to Autoblog for photos of the prototype in question.