It's a good time to be Australian, kids. Yes, winter has just begun setting in down that way, but rumor has it that Ford has decided to wedge a supercharged version of the Coyote V8 into the nose of the Falcon XR8. Why? Aside from being the kind of awesome we can all get behind, the move is designed to celebrate the model's 50th anniversary.
The 5.0-liter engine already produces over 400 horsepower in its base form, but the Blue Oval may offer up to three supercharged versions, each with more power than the last. This all sounds good to us, but Ford hasn't said one way or the other as to whether the rumors are true or not. We're all for supercharged aluminum V8 engines, even if they're only sold in another hemisphere.
It's easy to see why Ford would want to give the new V8 a little extra PSI to chew on. The Falcon's main rival, the most-excellent Holden Commodore SS, benefits from a 6.0-liter V8 that has no problem churning out 362 horses all day long. We won't call checkmate just yet, though. While the rumors of the blown Coyote are plenty tasty, we'll want to see that supercharger with our own eyes before we call the game.
[Source: Go Auto]