According to sources from the land down under, Ford is marching forward with its ‘Coyote’ 5.0L V8 for the Ford Falcon. Ford Australia confirmed that it will still use V8s beyond the life of the current 5.4L V8 Boss engine.
The Coyote 5.0L V8 is currently being tested in the U.S. with outputs coming in at 402-hp with a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft.
The Australian Ford Falcon is expected to get the engine in 2010 and rumor has it that the engine will find its way under the hood of the 2011 Mustang and the Ford F-150 later next year.
While the decision to develop a new V8 may be a bit surprising to a market that is moving towards turbo V6 units, Ford Australia product development director Russell Christophers said that performance enthusiasts are still looking for a V8.
“We are going to have to take a punt,” said Christophers. “It is amazing how that segment has really stood up. If people just want performance they would buy the turbo, but plenty of people are still buying the V8.
By: Kap Shah