PRI 2017: Ford Teases Gen 3 Coyote Swap Support

Ford Performance’s 2006 Shelby GT-H development car is the test bed for its Gen 3 Coyote crate engine and Control Pack. The car was freshened with a number of Ford Performance Parts upgrades, including a short-throw shifter on its 2014 MT-82 six-speed manual transmission.

If you are stoked about the Gen 3 5.0-liter engine, but you want it in something other than a new vehicle, Ford Performance has your back. Its engineers are already hard at work developing a crate engine along with the supporting PCM and wiring to make the dual-fuel Coyote a swap-friendly beast.

This is our test car for the upcoming Gen3 Coyote. — Mike Robins, Ford Performance

Based on the factory 2018 Mustang engine and rated at a healthy 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque the Gen 3 5.0 crate engine (PN M-6007-M50C) made its public debut under the hood of a freshened 2006 Shelby GT-H rental car.

“We wanted to re-power our 2006 GT-H and a Coyote bolts in and uses the same motor mounts so it seemed to be an easy solution. This is our test car for the upcoming Gen 3 Coyote,” Ford Performance’s Mike Robins told us.

Looking to get Gen 3 Coyote power in your pre-2018 ride? Next year Ford Performance will make it easier for you with a crate engine and supporting electronics.

The S197 is serving as the test bed for the crate engine and the new Control Pack PCM/harness combination (PN M-6017-M50B), which is still in the development stage but the early reports are promising.

“It’s night and day,” Mike said of the difference between the latest 5.0 and the Three-Valve 4.6 it replaced. “It’s roughly 150 more horsepower and a lot of low-end torque.”

Swapping one of these engines in your hot rod is a tantalizing prospect, but don’t expect to see Control Pack goods to hit the market until some time next year.

“We will be launching the Gen 3 Coyote and Control Pack in 2018 but we are still strategizing how we go from Gen 2 to Gen 3,” Mike added.

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Steve Turner

As Executive Editor of FordNXT and Ford Muscle, Steve Turner brings decades of passion and knowledge to Power Automedia. He has covered the world of Ford performance for over 20 years. From the swan song of the Fox Mustang to the birth of the Coyote, Steve had a front-row seat.
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