Ford Engineers Hoping New Supercharged V8 Comes To North America

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Ford‘s Australian division tends to get a lot of awesome product that we’re not privy to, like the rear-drive, V8 powered Falcon. The newest Falcon GT will get a supercharged version of the 5.0 Coyote V8 featured in the upcoming 2012 Boss 302 Mustang, which puts out 440 horsepower in naturally aspirated form.

The new supercharged V8, codenamed “Miami” is only up by 9 horsepower from the Coyote, but torque is way up, at 420 lb-ft compared to 380 in the regular motor. Ford Performance Vehicles, Ford Australia’s tuning arm, spent nearly $40 million developing the engine, and is eager to offset some of the cost. Exporting the motor to America is said to be a favored method of making some money on the engine.

“I would be hopeful that our brothers in North America could look at it and decide it would be appropriate for some of the vehicles they have up there,” said Bryan Mears, managing director of Prodrive Automotive Technology Asia Pacific, which owns a majority stake in FPV.

While no vehicle has been cited as a potential recipient of the motor, there’s always the possibility that a future Mustang variant could receive the engine during a mid-cycle upgrade.

[Source: GoAuto]

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