The July, Euro IV emissions cut-over is looming for Ford's performance stable. With FPV's current 5.4-litre BOSS V8 getting the axe, details of the infamous 5.0-litre Coyote V8 have been released in the USA.
Producing 307kW and 529Nm of torque, the 5.0-litre V8 engine uses Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Vi-VCT) to facilitate variable cam timing for its DOHC heads.
One of the main advantages of the smaller capacity V8 is fuel efficiency. The American specification of the 5.0-litre V8 sees highway fuel consumption of 9.8L/100km, while city fuel consumption increases to 14.7L/100km. The combined fuel efficiency figure is 12.25-L/100km.
While the Australian specification of the engine is likely to change from the US specification, the drop in fuel is a saving of 1.75L/100km or around 12.5% over the current 5.4-litre BOSS engine.
In addition to the new engine, FPV will facelift the FPV range in July, adding further differentiation between the FPV range and the FG Falcon range, as pictured with the front car-bra.
Spy photographers from Pavle.com.au spotted the white mule testing with a loaded trailer. The vehicle was spotted conducting acceleration runs under full load.
Insiders have suggested an increase in rear tyre width, an issue that has dogged the FG FPV range, which trails its HSV competition by 30mm.
The new quad-exhaust Coyote mule was also spotted by Pavle.com.au in traffic and can distinctly be heard as it drives past in the following video.
The GT-H moniker registered as a trademark by Ford Australia is likely to be reserved for a high output version of the Coyote. The supercharged GT-H was first captured by CarAdvice in June, 2009.