So is this like confirmed that it’s coming to the mustang because I find it hard to believe that. Unless it’s for a special edition mustang with limited numbers i just can’t see it happening because of emissions. I would definitely welcome it due to being a less complex motor (getting rid of tick/rattles hopefully) and more torque but even Chevy is going DOHC flat plane in the corvette though so I’m not sure why Ford would do it. Only thing I can think of is they actually see an issue with the 5.0/5.2 with things such as oil consumption, ticks, rattles and want to get away from that architecture. Then again if this 6.8 isn’t as stout as the 5.0 and able to handle the crazy things that have been done to them in the last decade it’s a no go for me.
Nothing is confirmed yet...
But again, you are thinking about it like this would be an old school big block.... There are ways to make a large displacement motor efficient and pass current emissions. (Atkinson cycle combustion, cylinder deactivation, hybrid transmission). Going back to a pushrod to reduce production costs might allow them to combine these technologies that might be to costly combined with a coyote.