Running with the Pack
Ford Performance provides the brains and backbone for a modern 5.0 swap
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Performance
There is no doubt that the 435-horsepower 5.0-liter engine that powers the 2015 Mustang GT is a potent powerplant. Even if you don’t own one of the newest Mustangs, this engine still makes for a great horsepower transplant. However, the engine is unique enough that it has its own electronic requirements.
As such, you can’t use the existing Controls Pack for 2011-2014 5.0-liter engine. Fortunately Ford Performance Parts recently released 2015 Mustang GT 5.0L Engine Controls Pack (PN M-6017-504V; $1,999), which helps facilitate the companion 5.0-liter Coyote 435-horsepower Mustang Crate Engine (PN M-6007-M50A; $7,400).
The kit includes a PCM with a unique calibration, an electronic throttle pedal, a unique wiring harness, a power distribution module, an air box, an air inlet tube, a mass-air sensor, and oxygen sensors. The harness is set up for a streamlined installation like a street rod or race car and the calibration is designed for return-style fuel system.
This system follows in the footsteps of the aforementioned Controls Pack for the earlier Coyote engines, but this latest version must be pretty great, because it scored from hardware from the Specialty Market Equipment Association.
“Out of nearly 2000 new product entries, our 2015 Coyote Controls Pack was selected as one of the 2015 Global Media Awards winners by 33 judges from 19 countries around the world,” says Ford Performance.
Likewise, this new Controls Pack is part of Ford Performance Parts new Coyote Power Module (PN M-9000-PMCM) includes, which also includes a 2015 Coyote 5.0, a Tremec six-speed, a bellhousing, a clutch, a lightweight billet flywheel, a Boss alternator and a power steering mount.
If you want to learn more about the 2015 Controls Pack, you can download the instructions here.