Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s ‘Predator’ V8 Will Be Available As Crate Engine


Custom cars will soon have another crate engine option.

Mike Goodwin is the product manager at Ford’s Performance parts division and told Ford Authority that the automaker is currently working on a crate engine version of the supercharged 5.2-liter “Predator” V8 from the Mustang Shelby GT500.

The Predator is the most-powerful street-legal engine Ford has ever made. Rumor has it the engine will be coming to the next-generation Ford F-150 Raptor pickup in response to the 702 hp Ram 1500 TRX.

Crate engines are nothing new for Ford. It currently sells a line of several V8 crate engines for custom and racing car builds including the 430 hp 7.3-liter “Godzilla” and 580 hp 5.2-liter “Aluminator” XS. If you’re wanting big power, the 527 cubic-inch Big Block that’s rated at 655 hp is what you want.

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