Simply buying a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is expensive enough, as the base model sports an MSRP of $72,900. And that’s if one can circumvent insane dealer markups, which is still a difficult task, months after the car launched. Then, adding on the Carbon Fiber Track Pack costs another $18,500, which is actually a bargain considering how much the GT500’s carbon fiber wheels cost to replace. But the most expensive component of all is unsurprisingly the Ford 5.2L Predator V8 that makes the GT500 so special in the first place.
That supercharged monster of an engine costs a whopping $24,748.43 through Ford Parts, Ford Authority has learned. That’s a lot of dough for an engine, but the Ford 5.2L Predator V8 is a lot of engine. In the 2020 GT500, the Predator pumps out 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque, which is obviously quite a bit.
As if that isn’t enough, Ford also slaps the replacement engine with a $1,000 core charge, which is normal. But those looking to replace their Predator, as one YouTube probably is after he just blew his showing off on the highway, there’s also some additional bad news – it’s currently on backorder, so there’s no telling when that might happen.
As Ford Authority exclusively reported last month, Ford is also working on selling a crate version of the Predator. Ford has not yet announced how much it will sell that for, but we imagine that $25k is in the ballpark of what it might ultimately cost. But nobody expected the all-aluminum, dual-overhead-cam, hand-built masterpiece, which is the most powerful production engine ever built by Ford, to sell for a discount, to be fair.
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