The Mustang GT500 rewrites rulebook relating to expectations for Ford’s pony automotive. Not solely is it essentially the most highly effective manufacturing Mustang ever, it additionally has a quick dual-clutch gearbox, could be had with carbon-fiber wheels, presents among the most pleasant and succesful dealing with available on the market immediately, and runs the 1/4 mile in 11.3 seconds at 131.6 mph—all whereas being inexpensive than a base Porsche 911. However what in case your inside insurgent desires to unleash its 700-plus-horsepower fury in another automotive—what ever shall you do?
Ford has simply answered that query: The GT500’s supercharged 5.2-liter 90-degree V-8 “Predator” engine will quickly be out there for buy as a crate motor courtesy of Ford Efficiency. There isn’t any phrase but on how a lot horsepower or torque the crate engine will ship, however even when the numbers are merely an identical to these of the GT500—760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque—that might make the Predator probably the most highly effective crate motors on sale immediately (or ever, for that matter).
It is unlikely to match the not too long ago introduced supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcrate V-8 engine‘s 807 horsepower and 717 lb-ft of torque, however the 5.2-liter engine is extra energy dense. It additionally will doubtless take up much less house and weigh barely lower than the Hellcrate. There isn’t any phrase on an official value for the Predator crate engineywt , or if Ford Efficiency sells (or will promote) a transmission particularly meant to work with it.
We have reached out to Ford for extra particulars, and we’ll replace this story as quickly as we obtain a response. For now, simply be grateful you may put a 760-hp engine in actually something your coronary heart wishes, fab work however.