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Ford 5.2L Aluminator Engine

The Aluminator, or also known as the Aluminator XS, is a 5.2-liter, naturally aspirated V8 crate engine from Ford Motor used to power sports cars like the Ford Mustang. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford Aluminator architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 2016.

This engine is hand-built and was specifically designed for aftermarket use. The Ford 5.2L Aluminator currently does not power a production Ford vehicle, but is rather sold individually in a crate for implementation in a variety of personalized projects. It’s a direct evolution of the Ford 5.0L Coyote engine¬†and shares several components with the Ford 5.2L Voodoo engine.

However, it does not feature the same flat-plane crankshaft design. Instead, the Ford 5.2L Aluminator, which generates more power and torque than the Voodoo, relies on a different Cobra Jet intake manifold and throttle body as well as CNC ported cylinder heads, all while utilizing a cross-plane crankshaft. The Ford 5.2L Aluminator power the following vehicles:

  • None


Engine familyModular
Displacement5.2 liter
Configuration & cylindersV configuration, eight cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationLongitudinal
Valve configurationDual overhead cam (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Assembly sitesRomeo, Michigan
PredecessorFord 4.6L V8
SuccessorCurrently none


Bore94 mm
Stroke93 mm
Compression ratio12:1
Max power @ RPM580 hp @ 7,800
Max torque @ RPM445 lb-ft @ 4,500
Cylinder headCast aluminum
Cylinder blockCast iron
Camshaft driveChain

There are currently no vehicle applications for the Ford 5.2L Aluminator engine.


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