Thursday, May 17, 2012

Phantom Idle - Fox Meets Coyote

16V OHV 5.0 begets 32V DOHC 5.0, 1986 greets 2012.

As if a Fox Body Mustang with a modern "Coyote" V8 isn't cool enough on its own, this one's been equipped with a "Ghost Cam".  Essentially it's been re-programmed to run the most aggressive cam profile at idle.  Despite the absolutely evil-sounding tickover, the car remains perfectly docile and tractable while pulling away - this is because above 1,000 RPM the ghost cam is deactivated so that the variable valve timing works normally through the rest of the rev range.


Thanks to sixt9coug for sharing on Oppositelock!

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