24. Ford 5.0 Coyote
Back in the early 2000s, Chevrolet was the king of affordable and well-built V8 engines with their eponymous LS motors. At the same time, Ford had a 4.6-liter V6 which barely managed 300 hp and wasn’t known for its durability or tuning potential. Dearborn knew that they needed something special to take the crown from the Chevy.
The answer arrived in 2011 in the form of a very modern and very efficient 5.0-liter V8 called Coyote. This is a naturally-aspirated engine filled with modern technology, high-revving potential, direct injection, and variable valve timing. The initial power output was 420 hp, but current Coyote V8s produce 480 hp in stock trim with more available with common bolt-on parts.