Everyone who enjoys or has participated in the Ford vs. Chevrolet rivalry for the past 108 years can appreciate the implications of the Horsepower Wars folks revisiting an engine-building contest pitting a General Motor’s LS engine against Ford’s Coyote engine.
It’s Season 2 of Horsepower Wars’ LS vs. Coyote Shootout, and today, with Episode 3, you’re going to be able to learn everything you’d ever want to know about what is going into the Ford Coyote engine competitor which is being built by Tim Eichorn and his team at Boynton Beach, FL-based MPR Racing Engines.
“Because we do a wide variety of engines here, I looked at it and said, ‘How would I build an LS for this competition?’ I looked at the budget and there are so many more aftermarket parts available for the LS,” Eichorn said in the must-read story from Horsepower Wars. “I put it together in my head. ‘I would build an LS like this and it would make this kind of power. I thought, ‘That’s kind of attainable.’ I took it over to the Coyote, and I said I know what kind of power it will make, and I know what kind of power the LS is gonna make, so that’s kind of how we factored it in. We tried to build the LS in our heads and on paper, and forward that over to the Coyote stuff to make sure we could beat what we built on paper.”
What a delicious quote.
The MPR Racing Engines team chose a Gen 2 Coyote 5.0L engine from a 2015 Ford Mustang GT.
You should definitely watch the video to see what the Ford team did with it.