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I know it's only May of 2009 but rumors are flying around again about the return of the 5.0-liter motor for the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. This time the rumors may actual pan out to be fact as Ford Motor Company development director Russell Christophers let it slip Ford is readying an all-new 5.0-liter V-8 dubbed the 'Coyote' that will replace the aged 4.6-liter and 5.4-liter V-8's. He spilled his guts during a recent interview with Austrailia's Drive, he also went on to say he has "seen the performance curves and it is a pretty good engine". The all-new aluminum 32-valve 5.0-liter V-8 would produce around 400 horsepower and 400 ft-lbs. of torque. The engine would also find it's way into the 2011 Ford F-150.
Ford may be readying the 2011 Ford Mustang for dominance in the marketplace as it's inevitable the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 will make an introduction under the hood. This could be the one-two punch the Ford Mustang is looking for to overtake the likes of Camaro and Challenger for many years to come.
With this new information it's all but confirmed but don't expect an announcement from Ford anytime soon as they would not want to hinder any sales of the 2010 Ford Mustang. I would expect some news sometime in the spring of 2010.