If you’re planning on starting a full-on racing build soon or have already started the project but also intend on piecing together an engine yourself as part of the endeavor, look no further than the new Coyote Cast Iron Race Block offering from Ford Performance. It’s the perfect starting point for an engine build project, with all the legendary V8 glory the Coyote engine is known for.
What Is The New Ford Performance Coyote Cast Iron Race Block?
Unfortunately, this Ford Performance cast iron Coyote V8 engine doesn’t use the most recent version of the V8 engine, with dual intakes feeding plenty of air to the powerhouse to throw your head back against the seat in glorious fashion. Instead, this cast iron race block originates from the 2011 to 2017 version of the V8. Cast from a proprietary grade class 50 iron. This thing was designed for strength for max-effort/boosted Coyote engine builds.
On the Ford Performance catalog website, you can obtain all of the glorious specs, including maximum bore and stroke. Outside of that, this Coyote V8 Cast Iron Race Block features a revised deck design for added strength around the water jackets and also incorporates billet steel six-bolt main caps with ARP hardware. When looking at the types of cylinder heads this race block can have added to it, things get even more interesting. Engine builders can choose between Gen 1 and Gen 2 Coyote 5.0L cylinder heads OR Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 3 GT350 5.2L cylinder heads, depending on what exactly they want or need for their build. Naturally, you’ll need to buy the proper head gasket to match whichever cylinder head you decide to integrate.
Ford Performance also recommends the installation of ‘O-ring’ style head gaskets set for 95mm bore applications. Pricing for the Coyote V8 Cast Iron Race Block comes in at $5,300, which will add up to a pretty penny once you get all the other necessary components to turn this from a typical hunk of iron into a functioning work of art. We can already imagine some of the epic things people could piece together with this critical piece of the epic Lego set that will eventually spark some epic sounds, great power, and smiles on drivers’ and onlookers’ faces.