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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Crate Engine Gets Price Increase After Debut

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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 V87.3L Godzilla V82.3L 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.

We’ll have more on the Predator crate engine soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford news coverage.

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