SHELBY GT 350 Member
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Central Massachusetts
I own a 4.6 and I have to say yes, the Coyote is a better engine, overall . . . it makes more power, with a nice broad power band, and still gets about the same fuel economy. Time will tell if it might not be as long-term reliable as the 4.6; and it does have some other issues such as the cylinder 8 overheating problem, and they do tend to overheat on a road track (I have never had that problem with my 4.6) . . . but overall yes it is "better"
That said, the 4.6 is no slouch . . . yesterday I went to a track day and the Coyote guys in my run group (intermediate) could not catch me. Then I had an instructor drive my car and he took 4 seconds off my best lap time (and just about scared the crap out of me in the passenger seat, LOL). He said that time was only 4? seconds slower than his time in his Boss on slicks if I remember correctly. (my best time 2:00, his time in my car 1:56, his time in his Boss 1:52)
| 2010 GT coupe | Daily Driver with some Steeda and GT500 take-off stuff for the occasional track day