2010 Mustang 5.0 Coyote V8 on the way

2010-mustang Rumors of the legendary 5.0’s return have been nonstop since, well, the 5.0 left us way back in 95 or so.  Today an Australian Ford executive, Russell Christophers, has confirmed that the Blue Oval is building an all-new, all-aluminum DOHC 5.0 liter V8.  The codename of this project is “Coyote”, and the power output is expected to be right around 400 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque. 

The natural uses of this all-new engine will be in the Mustang GT, of course, first and foremost.  It will give the Mustang GT a much better value proposition when compared to the Challenger and Camaro – right now it lacks quite a few ponies.  Ford will probably also use this engine in the F-150 – possibly replacing both the current 4.6 and the 5.4 liter V8’s. 

Not much better than a bigger, more powerful Mustang engine.  And the fact that it’s all-aluminum is a huge plus – it should help the front-end weight bias a bit.  As long as Ford can manage to keep that signature Mustang V8 growl ( no doubt they will ), I can’t wait to see this engine in action.

Published on May 19, 2009 in Ford

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