Ford is trying to figure out how to stuff 760 hp in a box. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s Predator V8 to be sold as crate engine for custom cars.
Mike Goodwin, product manager at the automaker’s Ford Performance parts division, was quoted on the Ford Authority website that it’s working on a crate engine model of the supercharged 5.2-liter “Predator” V8 from the Mustang Shelby GT500.
“We’re in early control pack development right now to be able to run the engine,” Goodwin said.
The Predator is the most-powerful street-legal engine Ford has ever built and is supposed to be coming to the next-generation Ford F-150 Raptor pickup to help it compete with the 702 HP Ram 1500 TRX.
Ford sells a variety of several V8 crate engines for custom and racing car builds that includes the 430 hp 7.3-liter “Godzilla” priced at $8,150 and 580 hp 5.2-liter “Aluminator” XS at $22,599. The most potent is a 527 cubic-inch Big Block that’s rated at 655 hp and retails for $17,795.
For now, the easiest way to get a Predator to drop into your Pinto is to buy an entire Shelby GT500 for $74,095 at your local Ford Dealership.Auto News, Blog