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The latest Ford Mustang may look hot but if you’re not driving one with the V8 under the hood, what you have to deal with is a 4.0 litre Cologne V6 which only makes 210 horses and 325Nm of torque. Other than the Mustang, the engine is only found in trucks like the Ranger and the Explorer, and it also found its way into the Land Rover LR3 as a baseline petrol engine.

Now the Mustang has been updated for next year and FINALLY gets a proper ‘baseline’ V6, this time from the Cyclone family, officially called the Duratec 37. You’ll also find this engine in the North American Mazda 6 and CX-9. Displacement is down to 3.7 litres but the engine actually produces more power than the 4.0 litre it replaces.

The new Duratec 37 makes 305 horsepower and 380Nm of torque, which is actually more than the very modern Nissan’s 3.7L V6’s 366Nm, though that’s just comparing peak torque figures and not how wide the engine can make its peak torque.