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Ford 5.2L Predator Engine

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


Engine familyModular
Displacement5.2 liters
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 ratio9.5:1
Max boost12 psi
Max power @ RPM760 hp @ 7,300 rpm
Max torque @ RPM625 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
Cylinder headCast aluminum
Cylinder blockCast aluminum
Camshaft driveChain

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive WheelsPower @ RPMTorque @ RPM
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500Seven-speed dual-clutch automaticRWD760 @ 7,300625 @ 5,000


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