As Ford Authority reported last month, Ford’s supercharged 5.2L Predator V8 – which cranks out 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – is now available to purchase as a crate engine in addition to being available through the Ford Parts catalog, a fact that Ford Authority exclusively reported last November. However, the Shelby GT500 crate engine has received a price increase roughly a month after its launch, from the original price of $25,995 to $27,295.
The Shelby GT500 crate engine is identical to the Predator that comes installed in the 2020-2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. That means it makes the same, aforementioned power figures on premium fuel, thanks largely to its Eaton TVS R2650 supercharger. The block is a high-strength aluminum piece with plasma transferred wire arc spray weld cylinder liners with a 94mm bore and 93mm stroke.
Inside, the Predator V8 features a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, along with Grafal-coated forged aluminum pistons that provide a compression ratio of 9.5:1. The crate engine comes with a host of other components necessary for installation, including the water pump and alternator belts, supercharger belt, exhaust manifolds, alternator, starter, A/C compressor, and a 92mm throttle body, while control pack information can be obtained via the Ford Performance tech-line. The total dry weight for the crate engine comes in at 536 pounds.
The 5.2L Predator V8 is just one of a host of existing Ford crate engines, including the 5.0L Coyote V8, 7.3L Godzilla V8, 2.3L EcoBoost I-4, and a variety of other pushrod V8s, as well as the brand new Eluminator electric crate motor, which quickly sold out following its official reveal at the 2021 SEMA Show.