ALEN PARK, MI – Something’s screwy with the Ford GT. Literally. The No.2 auto maker is boosting the car’s 5.4L V-8 with Lysholm screw-type technology instead of a Roots-type supercharger. This represents a significant departure for Ford Motor Co. because all of its supercharged powertrains – six, including Jaguar models – feature the latter technology. Why the switch to screw? "You get higher pressure ratios," says Curt Hill, supervisor-Ford GT powertrain engineering. "We’re around 12 ...

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