Ford's New "Coyote" 5 liter Spotted in Mustang Mule

News : January 28, 2009

There’s much hype over the new 2010 Mustangs, and the most important part is the engine choices. There’s been a lot of gossip and smack talk about potential Mustang engines, and now you can add one more to the fire. 400 Horsepower sound good?

Enter Coyote. A DOHC 4 valve V8 engine with 5 liters of displacement. Utilizing an aluminum block (Yay!) and an aluminum intake manifold, this new 5 liter is going to be no slouch. Unlike the OHV “302”, this is a true 5.0. Not too much is known yet, but sources say this will most likely be a motor choice for the new mustang. Other motors that are potentially in this lineup are the 2.0 Ecoboost motor for the base model, the 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6, and the 400HP, 5.0 liter for the Premium.

FoMoCo is doing a good thing reintroducing the V8 into the lineup. Lots of folks were worried that with the new Ecoboost motors, that a V8 option would no longer be there — what’s a Mustang without a V8?!?

Kudos to Ford for keeping the Good ol’ V8 as an option. Not only keeping it, but ramping it up in design and power as well. Whether or not Ford has what it takes to beat the new Camaro and its 422 horsepower remains to be seen…We’ll just have to see if this Coyote gets ugly when it hits engine bays everywhere in the near future.

[Thanks for Brian Williams for the Spy Shot]