Ford Releases Mustang GT’s 480hp Coyote V-8 as a Crate Engine

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Ford kept the classic pony car recipe intact when it unveiled a crisp, restyled, and tuned-up 2024 Mustang. The new generation brought an evolution of the revered 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 with 480 hp, up from the GT’s previous 460hp output. Now, Ford Performance is offering that improved 5.0 as a crate engine with a sticker price of $11,500.

Like always, the Coyote V-8 features an aluminum block and DOHC heads with variable timing on both the intake and exhaust. The boost in power for the newest 5.0 comes from a new twin-throttle intake and higher compression, coaxing out 480 hp at 7150 rpm and a stout 415 lb-ft of torque at 4900 rpm. Like the Gen III Coyote that debuted in 2018 Mustangs, this new 5.0-liter mill features both direct- and port injection. The direct injection helps it perform on premium pump gas while using an even higher compression ratio than before, now 12.0:1. An interesting technical detail that Ford Performance mentioned is that the driver-side exhaust uses the same exhaust flange as the 5.2-liter V-8, while the passenger side uses the tubular exhaust manifold from a Mustang GT.

That $11.5K Ford quoted doesn’t quite tell the whole story: As with most crate engines, it’ll take a few more things to be ready to drop into any old project car. You’ll still need an alternator, likely air-conditioning, and you’ll definitely need a Powertrain Control Module (PCM). For those of you who are keen on putting a new Coyote in a build that isn’t a new Mustang, Ford does have a part number for the PCM for this engine that’s meant for any project car installation, but we don’t see them stocked just yet. If you’re aching for one of these high-revving V-8s for your project, we’re sure Ford Performance will help you sort everything out.


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