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Ford 5.8L Trinity Engine

The Trinity is a 5.8 liter, supercharged V8 engine from the SVT division at Ford Motor used to power sports cars like the Ford Mustang. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford Trinity architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 2011.

While short-lived within the Ford lineup, this engine saw many innovations at the time which also helped at increasing its performance. For instance, when compared with the Ford Coyote engine, the Trinity benefited from cylinder heads with improved coolant flow, Ford GT camshafts, a five-layer MLS head gasket, and an over-rev function that increased the engine’s redline to 7,000 rpm for up to eight seconds. While it shared the same piston-cooling oil jets as in the Coyote, the Ford 5.8L Trinity engine had an increased compression ratio (from 8.5:1 to 9.0:1). It was also supercharged thanks to an Eaton 2.3L TVS unit delivering up to 14 psi of boost. The Ford 5.8L Trinity engine powers the following vehicles:

  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT500


Engine familyModular
Displacement5.8 liter
Configuration & cylindersV configuration, eight cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationLongitudinal
Valve configurationDual overhead cam (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Assembly sitesRomeo, Michigan
PredecessorFord 4.6L V8
SuccessorFord 5.2L Predator

Ford 5.8L V8 Trinity Engine - Specifications

Bore93.5 mm
Stroke105.8 mm
Compression ratio9.0:1
Max boost12 psi
Max power @ RPM662 hp @ 6.500 rpm
Max torque @ RPM631 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Cylinder headAluminum
Cylinder blockAluminum
Camshaft driveChain

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive WheelsPower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPM
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (2013 - 2014)Six-speed manualRWD662 @ 6,500 631 @ 4,000


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