Ford 5.0 Litre 'Coyote' V8 Engine To Join Falcon XR8, FPV Range

Mike Stevens | Jan 14, 2010

FORD AUSTRALIA has confirmed that the recently-revealed US-developed direct-injection ‘Coyote’ 5.0 litre V8 will be fitted to the Falcon range, taking over from the current 5.4 litre Boss engines.

Euro 4 emissions compliance requirements spell the end of the Boss range from July this year. To counter, Ford unveiled the new engine as part of the Mustang line-up late last year.

In its naturally-aspirated form the 'Coyote' 5.0 litre engine produces 307kW and 529Nm of torque, bettering the 290kW/520Nm of the current XR8.

For high output applications, such as in the 315kW FPV GT range, Ford is believed to be working on a unique supercharged version of the engine, the first forced-induction variant of the 'Coyote' range.

The decision to supercharge the 'Coyote' engine is understood to have been made because of the effect a lower output would have the FPV range's image in Australia, particularly when compared to HSV's 325kW GTS.

2011 Ford Mustang GT

Ford's new turbocharged Ecoboost technology looks to be the way forward; but a delay in adding the technology to the 'Coyote' engine means FPV has had to find its own, more immediate solution.

Dan Kapp, Ford’s director of research and advanced engineering in the US, spoke about the possibility of adding Ecoboost to the Coyote engine range at the Detroit Motor Show. He revealed that while his team is investigating that option, no production plans exist currently.

Adding a supercharger also allows FPV to create different power outputs for different models with relative ease. This could potentially see an entry level GS, mid-range GT and possibly even a high-output GT-HO all with different power and torque outputs, although neither Ford or FPV have confirmed such plans at this stage.

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  • Ben says,
    5 years ago
    Yeah baby! About time we were able to stick it to the holdens.
    With an alloy block it should eliminate the main criticism with the current gt/xr8 range (too heavy over front axle).

    It's a shame then that ford global wont let the falcon continue to exist as the global large car platform for the 'one ford' strategy.
    Bring on the FWD taurus.... NOT!
  • Tony M says,
    5 years ago
    Now if this is the motor for the new Mustang which will use the so called new platform for rwd Ford cars. And it will be in the upgraded FG Falcon of 2010. Is it possible that the new global platform for rwd Fords have some bases of the current FG platform?
  • David says,
    5 years ago
    With an extra litre to play with, Holden will be able to match or exceed these outputs without too much trouble. But the Ford engines should be more refined and more economical.
  • Andrew says,
    5 years ago
    Wow, all I can think of when I read "supercharging" is how much fuel it will use! I know it's a modern technology engine, but supercharging a V8!! Slurp slurp!

    I think if they continue with the GS, then make it N/A to create a point of difference with the forced-induction GT. This would make a step up for GS customers, and keep GT customers happy! I'm sure they could always tune a few more kilowatts.
  • matt says,
    5 years ago
    i read elsewhere this ISNT direct injected??? but ihave read more often then not that it will be
  • Phil C. says,
    5 years ago
    The Coyote in both NA & S/C form will not be direct injected for 2 more years.

    The Coyote impressive light weight of 195kg means it weighs less than a 4.0L BMW V8 as fitted to the M3.

    With 307kW @ 6500rpm, 529Nm @ 4250rpm in N/A form. It's already a torque and powerhouse. This is on 91-premium in the US. That is equivalent to our 95 RON.

    The 6.0L AFM Commodore has 260kW/510Nm on 98 RON.

    The S/C engine doesn't have to be thirsty either. The Jaguar 5.0L which has very similar specifications (but has DI) uses 12.7L/100km in S/C format. That is with 375kW/625Nm... Jaguar was part of Ford, and used much of Fords tech for that AJV8 Gen3.

    Mustang/Falcon/Lincoln will all share the 2015 GRWD to be designed predominantly in Australia.
  • Morris says,
    5 years ago
    Very interesting, would love to see a S/C or T/C version of this engine in the FPV range.
  • Will says,
    5 years ago
    11 years later and Ford have finally decided to go alloytec.
  • matt says,
    5 years ago
    yeah in this country, the 4.6 liter engine this is based on has always been alloy in the states though. we would of just cried like babies though if ford tried to push a 4.6 litre XR8 onto us lol
  • Prim says,
    5 years ago
    From reading several other sources as well as this one it all seems a bit hazy. Going from off other sources, such as car advice and wheels magazine they have said the 5.0 litre would be reserved for the XR8 and FPV would pick up the 5.8 litre, which would produce at least 325KW if not more in NA form for the GT model. The name GT-H has also been listed and patented by FPV, which according to the same sources will be the S/C version of the same engine for the GT. I can't guarantee that its 100% correct, but most of the information has been gathered from Ford insiders, so at least some of it could well be on the ball.

    Anyway I think it is still to early to speculate and Ford and FPV have kept the new line up quite tight lipped compared to the images released before the launch of the FG range back in 2008. I hope FPV use the 5.8 litre, as its a better option and will fit in nicely between the XR8, GT and GT-H models.
  • DM says,
    5 years ago
    As the current 2010 Mustang uses a leaf sprung rear end and handles like a bucket of sh!t, there had better be a whole lot of Australian input into the Falcon/Mustang chassis. Otherwise it could be a step up for the Mustang and a step down for the falcon.
  • Bavarian Missile says,
    5 years ago
    I want to know what their plans are with the wagon.............
  • conquistador says,
    5 years ago
    your right DM the mustang dont handle roads. wrong on the leafs rear end is live with coils.

    So the new engine weighs a lot less than the current 5.4? just how much though?
  • 302 says,
    5 years ago
    @conquistador - I dont know how much less it weighs, but if its all alloy block it should save about 20%-30% or so of the total engine weight.
  • AWD says,
    5 years ago
    Will....dont you dare compare the horrible vibratech engine with any Ford engine! This is a great little V8 and a fantastic addition to the Ford engine range. EcoBoost engines will be fantastic........much better than the pushrod GM V8 or the "not as good as it should be" SIDI V6 engines just released by Obama Motors australia. My FG 4 litre is more economical than my mates 3 litre SIDI "Short wagon" lol he is pissed off.
  • Ford Mustang says,
    5 years ago
    It's going to be interesting to see what happens. Ford Racing has the supercharger technology and will be using it on the new 2011 Shelby, so this should be a painless addition which will make a wicked car!

    I'm also hoping that the IRS will make its way back to the Mustang
  • Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    A couple of weeks ago Ford said that the next generation Falcon will share the same platform as the Mustang - and not the smaller FWD Taurus as the Ford bashers on this and other sites would like to think

    The Mustang will also; finally have IRS - which has been its main weakness in comparisons with the Camaro and Challenger
  • TC says,
    5 years ago
    The Mustang is such a beautiful design, it's build quality isn't up to the Aussie Falcon, let alone the FPV"s. The IRS will help, and word is that coyote is a howler! (especially blown)
  • TRCoop says,
    5 years ago
    I just heard FPV have confirmed a GTHO phase 5 for late 2011 or early 2012. I'll have one please!
  • Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    They have except that it won't be called the phase 5..It will be released next year to commemorate 40 years since the XY GT..
  • TRCoop says,
    5 years ago
    According to the latest edition of Wheels, it will be called the phase 5
  • Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    Well FPV CEO; Rod Barrett has said on a number of occassions that it won't be.
  • TRCoop says,
    5 years ago
    Seems we'll have a bunch of conflicting accounts of what's happening. Wishing I'd bought a phase III 38 years ago - bit young and a bit expensive! Won't be missing out again!
  • Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    I'd live to be able to afford an FG GT-HO when its released next year.. which is expected to cost the same as the W-427 did

    However; being a Holden fan I think I'd buy a Clubbie and get a complete WPS performance package including a supercharger.. like the one in the latest issue of Motor [although I'd get rid of the ugly Nostril bonnet]

    480Kw; - more than the W-427 and the FG GT-HO] for $20k less.
  • TRCoop says,
    5 years ago
    Ahh... but what would it be worth in 20years? It's worth considering. Ford have always been very protective of their HP branding - you could never bye a 6 pot GT for example, they only came with one engine - the biggest! When they rolled out the Cobra a couple of years ago - 400 sedans & 100 utes sold out in 2 days. I was lucky enough to get one of the utes. I had to buy a cobra badge for it - easier to get a passport!

    I remember as a kid looking at a holden catalog where in the options list for a Belmont Ute, you could spec a GTS grille badge!!! Similarly, when the Walkinshaw Limited Edition sold out quickly, what did they do? Announce a new run, severely pissing off the early buyers!

    If it was just about 'Bang for your buck' I'd agree with you, but there is something about owning a 'HO that would be hard to replicate with anything else in the world, let alone Oz.
  • Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    IMHO Anyone who buys a performance sports car such as a GT or W-427 etc depending on what[ they think it will be worth in 20 years is an idiot..

    If you are a real car enthusiast you buy a car to drive and enjoy it.. if the car is worth more than what you paid for it some 20 years later - that's just a bonus.

    I mean do you think the original owners of GTs back in the 60-70s bought em because of what they could be worth in the future? I doubt it;

    Besides you can't compare the thrill of driving an XY-GT to that of driving a new GT.. they perform and sound differently for a start.
  • Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    In regards to your point about being able to up-spec a normal Kingswood with a various Monaro/GTS options etc
    I agree it detracts from the image of owning an actual original GTS..

    However; by releasing a limited run of Falcon Sedans and Utes - with the Cobra name and painjob etc...Ford have tarnished the image of the original XC Cobra haven't they? It's not a coupe therefore; its not a R-E-A-L Cobra!
  • TRCoop says,
    5 years ago
    Let me say, I know a couple of Walky buyers who are both enthusiasts and bought with the expectation their cars were likely to grow in value over time. Maybe the original HO buyers didn't think this would happen, hell - who would have thought close to $1m within a lifetime???

    I've owned a couple of GTs in my time, XT XY (not a HO) and XB, all of which I remember as being exhilarating to drive. I had a BA and now the Cobra (which is not a GT unlike the Cobra sedans, because they don't and never have made GT utes).

    When is a Cobra a Cobra? Open to debate, but when FPV issue a certificate of authenticity, build it to top of the line specs, and limit it to a run of just 100, and make it nearly impossible to buy the items required if you wanted to bodgie up an XR8 etc., I.m happy. At least the ute is a two door....
  • Bavarian Missile says,
    5 years ago
    Yep, agree totally TRcoop ,Ive owned a few of the old and new GTs including the Cobra sedan .

    Die hard GT enthusiasts snub their noses at the current range and I doubt will ever accept them as GTs cause they feel they dont have the soul of the old ones . However ,unlike the 60s and 70s cars that were basically Fairmonts with power and drive-train upgrade ,todays are made to feel more of a hero car to celebrate the GT heritage and finally offer those that wanted an early GT.

    It will be interesting to see how they sell off the new HOs , I can see most dealers wanting to keep them for themselves and or punters will be paying a premium for them .Like the Cobra sales, demand was higher than availability which put the price up 20k on some cars...........imagine what its going to be like on the HO when I expect only 300 will be made . Good luck trying to secure one.

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