The Predator is a 5.2-liter, supercharged V8 engine from Ford Motor used to power sports cars like the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford Predator architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 2019.
This engine is hand-built and was specifically designed for the Shelby GT500, which day viewed for the 2020 model year. Contrary to the 5.2L Voodoo engine that powers the Shelby GT350, the Predator doesn’t utilize a flat plane crankshaft. Ford stipulates that such a configuration wasn’t necessary due to the significant power bumps created by the supercharger. The Ford 5.2L Predator engine is the most powerful production engine ever built by the Ford Motor Company. It powers the following vehicles:
- Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
|Configuration & cylinders||V configuration, eight cylinders|
|Vehicle engine orientation||Longitudinal|
|Valve configuration||Dual overhead cam (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)|
|Assembly sites||Romeo, Michigan|
|Predecessor||Ford 4.6L V8|
|Max boost||12 psi|
|Max power @ RPM||760 hp @ 7,300 rpm|
|Max torque @ RPM||625 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm|
|Cylinder head||Cast aluminum|
|Cylinder block||Cast aluminum|
|Vehicle||Transmission||Drive Wheels||Power @ RPM||Torque @ RPM|
|Ford Mustang Shelby GT500||Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic||RWD||760 @ 7,300||625 @ 5,000|
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