A few years ago, Ford caused a stir when it announced the cross-plane V8 engine inside the new GT500 would be making 760 horsepower and 625 lb.-ft. of torque. It was billed as the most powerful production street car Ford had ever built and the engine was nicknamed “Predator.”
Then, the FoMoCo made more waves when it hinted that the motor might be available as a standalone crate engine.
Well, Ford friends, prepare to gasp again, because it’s here.
Found under Ford part number M-6007-M52SC, the crate engine still boasts the same 760 hp and 625 lb.-ft. of torque from the Mustang GT500, and its 9.5:1 compression is friendly enough for premium pump gas. The engine block is made from high strength aluminum and it’s got an Eaton TVS R2650 supercharger tucked behind a 92mm throttle body.
Inside are grafal-coated forged aluminum pistons, while a forged crankshaft and connecting rods round-out the rotating assembly. The engine uses a 94mm bore and 93mm stroke to get to a total displacement of 5.2 liters. It also comes dressed with exhaust manifolds, alternator, starter, and A/C compressor.
But you’ll also need an ECU, sensors, and other Control Pack stuff—for that, Ford recommends you contact them.