DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. engineers faced a unique set of challenges while designing the all-new 5.0L V-8 that will power the upcoming ’11 Mustang GT. Unlike typical engine programs that usually take more than five years, upper management asked Mike Harrison, V-8 program manager, to design the engine from scratch in record time and with a limited budget. During a recent media unveiling of the new engine, dubbed internally as the “Coyote,” Harrison reflects on the day he was presented ...

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