Ford Shelby GT500 to get twin-turbo 5.0L V8 Road Runner in 2012

2010 Ford Shelby GT500

Spies have caught a pack of “Coyote” powered Ford F-150 pickups undergoing hot-weather testing. The 4-vlave 5.0L V8 engine is expected to pump out approximately 400-hp with a maximum torque of 400 lb-ft. Ford plans to replace the 5.4L V8 engine with the Coyote V8 in 2010. The naturally aspirated engine is expected to deliver 5.4L V8 performance while providing an increase in fuel-economy.

It was previously reported that the 2011 Mustang GT is expected to carry the new Coyote 5.0L V8 and is currently being tested in the United States.

Sources now say that Ford is also working on a twin-turbo charged version of the 5.0L V8 Coyote – code-named “Road Runner.” The engine is expected to find its way under the hood of the Shelby GT500 in 2012 and possibly under the Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson edition. It will deliver well over 500-hp.

The current 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 is powered Ford’s 5.4L V8 making 540-hp.

2010 Ford Shelby GT500:

2010 Ford Shelby GT500

– By: Kap Shah