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Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V 435 HP Crate Engine (15-17 GT w/ Manual Transmission)

Item 389946
AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V 435 HP Crate Engine (15-17 GT w/ Manual Transmission). Please check out 2015-2020 Mustang Crate Engines and Blocks for an updated selection.

Features, Video & Details

  • 5.0L 32-valve DOHC "Coyote" crate engine
  • 11.0:1 compression ratio
  • 435 horsepower @ 6500 rpm
  • 400 ft-lb of torque @ 4250 rpm
  • 80mm "drive by wire" throttle-body
  • Lightweight Aluminum Block
  • Fits 2015-2017 GT Mustangs with a Manual Transmission
  • Can be used in street rod or resto-mod builds

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys, Stephanie with here with an overview of the Ford Racing Coyote Crate Engine, a direct replacement for the 2015 and up S550 GT Mustang. In this video, we're gonna go over some of the details of this motor, including some specs, and touch upon the install. Obviously for the install, we're talking about a full motor swap here, so it's gonna be a three-out-of-three wrenches on the scale and in most cases, it's gonna require the help of a professional. This motor is the direct stock replacement for the 2015 and up 5.0-liter, so it's a great option for those S550 owners out there that have already pushed the limits of their stock block and found the breaking point and that don't wanna upgrade. But at the same time, it's also a great option for a project car or rolling chassis, not just an S550. These motors have great capabilities unopened and right from the factory, which makes it one to consider for other platforms and years as well. Jumping right into the heart of this, this motor isn't new to the scene, but I'm still gonna go over some of the specs here. This motor as it sits right here makes 435 horsepower at 6500 RPM and 400 foot pounds of torque just over 4200 RPM with that 11:1 compression ratio, which are the standard stock numbers so you aren't lacking there. This is the modern dual overhead cam 5.0-liter with twin independent variable camshaft timing. This is also an aluminum block with aluminum heads, but it has a bunch of goodies in the bottom end to make it a stout block that can handle a good amount of horsepower and torque. We're talking cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom end strength. And of course aluminum pistons with forged rods and a forged crank, which are some of the best things about this motor. I mentioned this earlier, but this motor does well with both NA and with boosted applications and can actually handle quite a bit of power. It's part of the reason why I like it so much. It's a great foundation for a pretty serious build. To compare this block to the previous '11 to '14 Coyote motor, this one does have slightly more power and it's even more fuel efficient. This block borrows some of the upgraded components from the Boss 302 Mustang, which I already mentioned earlier with the forged connecting rods and the forged crank. And I already said that the block is all aluminum, but it does have thinner walls than its predecessors. The walls are sleeved with press-in iron sleeves, but they have a 2 millimeter larger diameter than the 4.6-liter engine because the sleeves are thinner than they previously were. But none of this compromises the engine. Like I said before, it is a stout engine. Now the pistons are not forged pistons, but they do have slightly different valve clearance notches when compared to the '11 to '14 engine and this is because the new-new [SP] here has larger valves. And since we're on valves, we can just keep on that same track and I'll say now that the heads are also new castings that have better flow capabilities thankfully. Now of course I touched on the cams a little bit earlier, but those are different, too. They're larger and lumpier than the previous Coyote and of course the valve springs needed to be changed to accommodate that, so these ones are stiffer. The long block is gonna come with an eight quart capacity oil pan and your exhaust manifolds as well. And since this is a long block, it's of course gonna come with a stock intake manifold and the 80 millimeter throttle body. Ford Racing does also include a manual transmission engine harness and a flywheel as well, but they do not include the vehicle harness, the PCM, the alternator or the engine cover kit. So this is going to require the Engine Control Pack and the Alternator Kit and the exact Ford part numbers are listed on the product page. Now unfortunately I can't make any promises on exactly what the motor can and can't handle, power- and torque-wise, but there are plenty of modified Coyotes out there holding up with double the stock output and this motor does well under any modifications, plain and simple. One other thing that I wanted to mention is that this crate engine does come with a 2-year, 24,000 mile warranty from Ford Racing for replacement or repair, so there is a little bit of peace of mind there. As far as price goes, you're looking at nearly $7,000 right here for the long block. Of course you're looking at spending more for the other items that you need, but Ford Racing does offer this same crate engine paired with the Engine Control Pack for about $2,000 more, but you're still looking at needing the alternator kit on top of that. Or if you're looking to upgrade, you can always check out the Aluminator for a couple thousand more. When it comes to the install, I hinted at this earlier, but this is gonna be a full three-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter and a weekend in the garage with a helping hand. The time and the difficulty of the install will change depending on what you're installing this into, but no matter what, you're still looking at a lot of work and needing an entire toolbox to get the job done. Pulling a motor is no easy job unless you have a ton of experience. Your best bet would be to access a lift, have a cherry picker and an engine stand and a trans jack as well. Honestly this is an install for a professional unless you have the tools and know how to do it yourself or you have some friends or family that have pulled a motor or two before. I wouldn't say that this is something you should try on your own unless you have some knowledge. Wrapping things up here with the Ford Racing Coyote 5.0-liter Crate Engine, this is a direct replacement for the S550 GT Mustang, but it's a strong and capable motor for any chassis. This is a complete long block that comes very nearly ready to drop in and it makes 435 horsepower at the crank. Now there's a lot going on with this engine, so you guys should check it out more online for yourselves. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at

Power Of The "Coyote". Now you can add the power of the "Coyote" to your very own custom Mustang build with a brand new Ford Racing crate engine. Ford Racing's brand new all-aluminum Coyote crate engine is a modern 5.0L 32-valve DOHC V-8 that features Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) to deliver over 435 horsepower @ 6500 rpm and 400 ft-lb of torque @ 4250 rpm (with premium fuel).

Built Ford Tough. This Ford Racing Crate Engine is built from a lightweight aluminum 2015 model year cylinder block that features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength. Assembled with Hypereutectic aluminum pistons, forged steel connecting rods and a forged steel crank, this Coyote engine includes a 8qt capacity oil pan and a passenger side 409 stainless-steel tubular exhaust manifold. A manual transmission engine harness and flywheel are also included.

High Revving Efficient Power. An 80 mm single bore "drive by wire" throttle body in combination with a tuned composite intake manifold provides efficient air delivery and weight savings. The four-valve-per-cylinder aluminum DOHC heads feature variable intake and exhaust camshaft timing.

Required Upgrades. This Ford Racing 5.0L 4V Crate Engine requires an Engine Control Pack (M-6017-504V) and 5.0L 4V Alternator Kit (M-8600-M50BALT) for proper installation and operation in a street rod/project car.

2 Year/24,000 Mile Warranty. This crate engine carries Ford Racing's 2 year - 24,000 mile Warranty from the date of purchase for replacement or repair only.

Application. This 435HP 5.0L 32V DOHC Coyote Engine is a direct fit replacement for 2015-2017 GT Mustangs with a Manual Transmission and can also be used in a resto-mod or custom car build.

Technical Note. Does not include vehicle harness, PCM, alternator or engine cover kit.

NOTE: Ships Continental 48 States ONLY. No Canada, APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam or Us Virgin Islands.

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      5 Top Rated Questions

      Will this fit in a 2006 mustang gt and what would be a complete list of everything needed to have it installed and ready to run?

      • This crate engine will fit in engine bay of your 2005. Though, you will need to consider a new transmission as well as PCM, alternator, and wiring harnesses. You can get in contact with one of our Mustang Experts directly by following the link below. This way we can help you find all the necessary parts needed for your build.

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      I have a 1996 Mustang GT 4.6 engine with a 5-speed transmission. The car is also a convertible. Will the engine fit the engine bay?

      • The Coyote engine will physically fit under the hood, but will require quite a few additional parts to be used and will not be a direct drop in replacement engine.

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      want to switch the 2.3 ecoboost for the coyote engine. what additional items do I need to make this installation, or is it closer to plug and play?

      • You will need the proper fuel lines, transmission, control pack, fuel rails; for this engine to work correctly in your vehicle.

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      Can I drop this in my 2012 without needing a new harness?

      • The Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V 435 HP Crate Engine is based on the engine from 2015+ Model Mustangs, and would require additional parts, or parts swapped from your existing engine over to this engine to be made to work in 2014 and older models.

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      Would this motor fit in a fox body

      • This crate engine will fit in engine bay of your Fox Body. Though, you will need to consider a new transmission as well as PCM, alternator, and wiring harnesses. You can get in contact with one of our Mustang Experts directly by following the link below. This way we can help you find all the necessary parts needed for your build.

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      Could you do a motor swap with this motor on an ecoboost? I'm not big in these car things thanks for helping. I know I'll need lots of other things but firs things first need to make sure motor would work. 1 answer
      I have a 1967 ford bronco with a 351 with a C-4 automatic transmission. I have read about bronco builds with coyote engines. Will this engine fit in the 67 bronco engine bay and what other parts are needed for the switch and what automatic transmission would be the most appropiate. Thanks, 0 answer
      I have a 2016 v6 and would love to upgrade to this especially since it comes with the transmission, but the website says it won’t fit my s550 v6 manual... why not? And is there one like this that will fit? You 0 answer
      I have 2000 mustang gt will coyote engine 6 speed transmission fit tremor transmission 1 answer
      I have 2000 mustang gt will coyote engine 6 speed transmission fit 1 answer
      Would this work in a 2013 GT with auto transmission? Thanks 1 answer
      I have a 2017 mustang gt. Am I correct in saying that I can use all of the stock parts from my existing engine on this product? Including PCM? 1 answer
      Can it fit a 2005 mustang v6 ? 1 answer
      Would this be able to swapped into a 2.0t camaro with the tr3160 manual transmission? 1 answer
      Would this fit in my 2011 ford ranger? 1 answer

        Customer Reviews (2) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 5

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Shop Install

        Installation Cost:$1000+

        • Performance Gain 5 5
        • Fit 4 4

        • 5/5

          November 15, 2018

          5.0L 4V 435 HP Crate Engine

          Crate Engine was delivered in 3 work days from when ordered. Came to me as advertised. Now installed and I have less than 50 miles on it. It runs good with just a normal installed and other than ODB run on new engine to original PCM. Installed JLT CAI, SW longtube headers with Magna Flows, stock intake. Will get Dyno and tune done around 200 miles. Run half way between cold and hot..Will have checked out.


          Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $1000+

          March 22, 2016

          4v all the way

          If you end up spending the money you might as well go with the 4v. Swapped into my 03 GT it's a big difference over the little 4.6 it came with. Totally recommend would do it again it a heart beat.


          Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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