Exciting new 'Coyote' V8 from Ford delivers 412bhp out-of-the-crate.

Over the past 20 or so years, the source of the vast majority of new Ford engines used in kitcars has been John Townley’s Powertorque Engineering operation based in Coventry and the company can supply four, six and eight cylinder units from the Blue Oval.

Current units such as Zetec SE (Duratec 16), 2-litre Duratec (Duratec 20 and Duratec 2.3-litre (Duratec 23) are available off-the-shelf from Powertorque, as are the range of Ford Racing’s American V8 crate motors and huge array of performance aftermarket parts.

Latest developments from Ford are pretty exciting with the arrival of the environmentally-friendly and mega-powerful, EcoBoost units, with a tiny (like A4 sheet of paper, tiny!) three-cylinder ‘Fox’ version that is a 1-litre engine producing 120bhp, with a 2-litre turbocharged unit delivering a heady 280bhp.

For Cobra, GT40, Lola T70, RCR Superlite and Ultima enthusiasts requiring a big chest-thumping V8, Ford has at long last got an engine to rival GM’s LS motors, in the form of the Coyote, an all-aluminium, modular unit producing a huge 412bhp out-of-the-box, with a bolt-on supercharger kit also available boosting power to north of 650bhp!

More information from www.powertorque.co.uk or 02476 635 757 ENDS.