2010 Mustang Engine Information – 330 cubic inch V-8 (5.4 L Supercharged Ford Modular V8)
Ford’s Modular 5.4L DOHC V8
After Ford Division mainstreamed Special Vehicle Team operations and entered into a new business relationship with Carroll Shelby in 2006, the car that SVT had engineered to be the all-new SVT Mustang Cobra came to market as the 2007 Ford Shelby GT500. The same engine was used in the 2008 model year. Based on the all-new S197 Mustang platform and equipped with a special 500-horsepower supercharged version of the 5.4-liter V-8, this modern-day Shelby GT500 took the muscle car world by storm with looks that mirror the classic’s and the kind of power and performance previously unheard of in any factory-built Ford Mustang.
In 2010 along with design updates, the engine was also upgrade. The 5.4 L engine’s power output was increased to 540 hp (403 kW) and 510 lb⋅ft (691 N⋅m) of torque with the addition of a cold air intake similar to the 08/09 GT500KR and includes a knock sensor to protect the engine if lower octane fuel is used. The 2010 GT500’s fuel efficiency increased by 2 miles per gallon.