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New Ford GT’s 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 May Be Sold As A Crate Motor

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The racing-derived, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 bound for use in the new, 2017 Ford GT supercar may also end up being offered as a crate engine for automakers, modifiers, and racing teams to purchase and utilize, according to the UK’s Autocar.

The twin-turbocharged V6 engine is descended from the unit used by the Riley-Ford EcoBoost Daytona Prototype race car in IMSA, but exact horsepower and torque figures for the iteration that will power the new Ford GT are still unknown; the automaker has only stated that peak HP will exceed 600. The high-power EcoBoost unit could provide an intriguing alternative to GM’s small-block V8 – often the de facto powerplant choice for vehicle modifiers.

The possibility that Ford GT’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine could be sold as a crate engine was confirmed to Autocar by Ford Performance Director Dave Pericak, when he was asked whether the motorsport-proven mill could find its way into other race cars. An earlier iteration of the all-new Ford GT’s powerplant is offered as a crate engine already with a recommended price just under $10k, although that motor is significantly less-potent at 365 horsepower.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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Comments

  1. Ray Cobb

    Would love to have that great motor in my 2011 mustang

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  2. Griz Goswick

    If Ford management had any brains, they would make that engine optional in the new so-called “Bronco.”

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  3. Bob

    How hard would it be to fit the 3.5 eco boost in to a 2011 Ford ranger sport??

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  4. Clinton Hayes

    Ok it’s about time pair it with a transmission package or just a crate I don’t care been waiting way to long I’ll do the rest.

    Reply

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