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Cheaper Than The Previous Generation Crate Engine

Dual Throttle Gen 4 Coyote V8 Crate Engine

Ford Performance has recently added the legendary Predator V8 engine found within the previous generation Ford Mustang GT500 and F-150 Raptor R as a crate engine to its catalog. But it’s not stopping there, as the Fourth Generation 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine has also been added as a crate for fans and project builders to get their hands on. We’re excited to see both engines find new homes in some classic cars, and if you didn’t know, the latest generation of the Coyote V8 is the most powerful version yet. 

Fourth-Gen Coyote V8 Crate Engine: Details

The Fourth-Generation Coyote V8 crate engine has an output of 480 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque (with premium fuel), the same figures when placed under the 2024 Ford Mustang GT hood. Ford accomplished this by giving the engine port, direct fuel injection, dual throttle bodies, high-flow heads, a 12:1 compression ratio, and twin-independent variable cam timing. Comparing the Gen 4 Coyote crate to the last Gen “Aluminator” Coyote crate engine, customers are getting 20 more horsepower and 5 less torque. However, the Gen 3 uses a lower 9.5:1 compression ratio. 

2024 Ford Mustang GT Coyote V8

The incentive to purchase the Gen 4 Coyote Crate rather than the Aluminator Crate is further solidified by pricing. The fourth-gen engine is selling for $11,500, which is $3,080 cheaper than the previous generation. How does it shave off so much green? According to The Drive, this engine doesn’t use components like forged Mahle pistons. Instead, it uses hypereutectic aluminum ones, which significantly affects price. Considering that crate engines have surged in price, this is a huge win for the enthusiast community.

Of course, people can get more power out of this engine with some modifications, like the new Whipple supercharger that bumps power to over 800 HP. But that’s not all; the new Coyote V8 is spec’d to fit a manual transmission or a 10R80 automatic. It’s also offered with a single throttle body if you’re worried about fitment inside your project vehicle; this version makes 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, identical to the Gen 3. Unfortunately, it costs the same as the dual throttle body option, so you may want to measure twice to ensure you don’t have a choice before opting for the Gen 4X option

Ford has stated that it will begin shipping the crate engines in June, though they are available for pre-order now.

Single Throttle Gen 4 Coyote V8 Crate Engine

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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