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Its official: Ford Motor Co. is developing an all-new 3.5-liter V-6, beginning in late 2005 for '06 models, named Duratec 35. It can make as much as 275 horses, and it's said to be a real torquester. The all-aluminum, twin-cam, 24-vale engine is a 60-degree design, so it can fit in a variety of Ford Motor Co. products, including the Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans, the Mazda6-based Ford Futura, and its Mercury and Lincoln variants. This engine will power the Ford Five Hundred and Freestyle, Mercury Montego, and the new base Mustang, but for model year '05, those cars must soldier on with the barely adequate 3.0-liter Duratec V-6. Ford will spend $335 million to retool its Lima, Ohio, plant (constructed in 1957 to build Edsel engines) for production of the Duratec 35.


Looks like the Mazda6-based Ford Futura/(SVT) will have a lot more punch than the current Mazda6s. Lets hope that this engine comes our way or atleast a MPS version.
 
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