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V8 Ford Engines To Stick Around For The Foreseeable Future: Exclusive

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If we didn’t know any better, it would be easy to say that V8 Ford engines, and the V8 in general, are on life support. These days, most automakers have dwindled down their eight-cylinder offerings to minimal levels, eschewing displacement for smaller, forced-induction engines. The new Ford Bronco, as Ford Authority exclusively reported, is a prime example of this trend, as the new off-roader won’t be getting The Blue Oval’s 5.0L Coyote V8. And in 15 years, we won’t even be able to buy a gas-powered car in California at all, let alone one with eight cylinders.

So is all hope lost for those of us that love the rumble of a V8? Well, maybe not. In an exclusive interview with Ford Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, Ford Motor Company Vice President and President of the North American region, Kumar Galhotra, Luft asked if it was safe to say that Ford will continue making V8 engines for the foreseeable future. His response? “Yes, absolutely.”

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Luft then asked how long V8 Ford engines will stay around.

“That’s very difficult to predict. The transition [from ICE to BEV] is happening before us right now, but when it will happen depends on so many things, like battery costs, fuel cost, and regulation,” said Galhotra. “The input factors are so numerous that I don’t think anybody can predict precisely when it will happen, but the shift is happening.”

2020 Model Year V8 Ford Engines & Applications
Engine Displacement Aspiration Fuel Vehicle Application Horsepower Torque
5.0L Coyote V8 5.0 Liters Atmospheric Gasoline F-150 395 400
5.0L Coyote V8 5.0 Liters Atmospheric Gasoline Mustang GT 460 420
6.2L Boss V8 6.2 Liters Atmospheric Gasoline Super Duty 385 430
5.2L Voodoo V8 5.2 Liters Atmospheric Gasoline Mustang Shelby GT350 526 429
5.2L Predator V8 5.2 Liters Supercharged Gasoline Mustang Shelby GT500 760 625
6.7L Power Stroke Scorpion V8 6.7 Liters Turbocharged Diesel Super Duty 475 1,050
7.3L Godzilla V8 7.3 Liters Atmospheric Gasoline Super Duty 430 475
7.3L Godzilla V8 7.3 Liters Atmospheric Gasoline F-600 350 468
7.3L Godzilla V8 7.3 Liters Atmospheric Gasoline F-650 / F-750 350 468
7.3L Godzilla V8 7.3 Liters Atmospheric Gasoline E-Series (Economy Tune) 300 425
7.3L Godzilla V8 7.3 Liters Atmospheric Gasoline E-Series (Premium Tune) 350 468

The good news is, Ford continues to produce a rather large number of V8 engines compared to most of the competition, which have mostly ditched the eight-cylinder powerplant altogether. The current lineup of V8 Ford engines includes FoMoCo’s 5.0L Coyote V8, 6.2L Boss V8, 7.3L Godzilla V8, 5.2L Voodoo V8, supercharged 5.2L Predator V8, and 6.7L Power Stroke Scorpion V8.

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So at least for now, the future of V8 Ford engines looks somewhat bright, even though change is most certainly on the horizon, and the ICE engine in general may not be around forever, as hard as that might be to accept.

Meanwhile, Ford is certainly preparing for this shift to battery-electric vehicles. Development of the 2023 Ford F-150 electric is well underway ahead of its launch in mid-2022, and the automaker’s recent labor deal with Unifor includes a retooling of the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant for the production of five all-electric vehicles.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Great to hear! I think most of us realize that the transition from fossil to electric is underway and that to predict when the last drop of petrol will make its way through an injection nozzle is nearly impossible to predict, but seemingly the transition appears to be a relatively gradual, albeit a deliberate trend.

  2. The Good News for Ford customers I knew this the. Bad News for Lincoln Luxury customers they have not one model that use 1 of the V8 power plants. Sharing is Caring so do Ford really care about Lincoln or just don’t like sharing the best motors with the luxury brand ?

    • People buying luxury brands don’t typically care about the powerplant, my trolling friend. That, and no one is buying Lincolns and sending feedback that a V8 is desired.

      • 1st of all you don’t know me so we not friends 2nd I’ was raised people who don’t care get SCREWED. 3rd Your suppose to care about everything specially things you have to pay for. So you will have to Excuse me because that’s the STUPIDEST Excuse I ever heard in my life

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