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
“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.
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.