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Ford 5.2L Voodoo Engine

The Voodoo is a 5.2-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine from Ford Motor used to power sports cars like the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350/350R. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford Voodoo architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 2015.

This engine is hand-built and was specifically designed for the Shelby GT350 and GT350R, which is an lighter and even more track-focused version of the car. Contrary to the 5.2L Predator engine¬†with which it shares many components, the Voodoo engine utilizes a flat plane crankshaft. This reduces the engine’s overall weight while allowing it to rev faster and higher. The unique configuration also gives this engine a distinguished exhaust note when compared with other American V8 engines. The Ford 5.2L Voodoo engine powers the following vehicles:

  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R


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 ratio12:00:01
Max power @ RPM526 hp @ 7,500
Max torque @ RPM429 lb-ft @ 4,750
Cylinder headCast aluminum
Cylinder blockCast aluminum
Camshaft driveChain

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive WheelsPower @ RPMTorque @ RPM
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350Six-speed manualRWD526 hp @ 7,500 rpm429 lb-ft @ 4,750 rpm
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350RSix-speed manualRWD526 hp @ 7,500 rpm429 lb-ft @ 4,750 rpm


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