10. Voodoo V8
The renaissance of American performance in 2010 brought many fantastic engines from all domestic car brands. Chevrolet had its line of fantastic LS and ZL-1 small block V8 and Dodge has its mighty Hemi. Ford presented a modern and powerful 5.0 V8 called the Coyote in 2010. It featured all the modern components, variable valve timing systems, 32-valve heads and much more.
But, despite the Coyote being powerful, the Voodoo V8 takes the crown as one of the best modern Ford engines and one of the best production units in America. With 5.2-liters of displacement, they based the Voodoo on the Coyote V8 architecture, but just barely. Ford`s SVT team gave it different components and characteristics.
First, the Voodoo features a flat plain crankshaft, which is an exotic solution for a muscle car engine. Second, it has newly designed high-flow heads and forged pistons. And third, it has heavy-duty internals and an exhaust system. The Voodoo puts out 526 HP, more than 100 HP per liter of displacement. The red line is at 8,250 rpm, which is unbelievable for a V8 engine.
The Voodoo V8 is the most advanced muscle car engine with technology more appropriate for European exotic cars than American muscle cars. Right now, the Voodoo is only available in the Shelby GT350, as well as its more powerful and lighter GT350 R variant.