Got that one project car you’ve been working on for awhile? You know, the one that’s been sitting in your garage or has been at the shop for 6 months? Ya…that one. Wanna know what you should do with it? You should totally buy a brand new Shelby GT500 Crate Engine and install it in your project car! Your project car isn’t going anywhere anyways, so why not make some progress on it? Yes what we just said about buying the engine from the brand new Shelby GT500 is correct, the engine alone is now available for purchase!
Though we call it the Shelby GT500 Crate Engine, because it’s straight from the brand new Shelby GT500, it’s technically called the Ford Performance M-6007-M52SC 5.2L GT500 Predator Crate Engine. Say that five times fast. The Shelby GT500 Crate Engine isn’t Ford’s only crate engine available for purchase, remember just the other day we talked about the Mustang Mach-E GT Electric Crate Motor from the F-100 Eluminator Concept? Turns out selling crate engines is a good business, considering the Mustang Mach-E GT Electric Crate Motor is already sold out just a week after it was revealed. Truly, we have no doubt the GT500 Crate Engine will sell out as well. For those that are interested in obtaining one either for your shop or your project car, here’s all the specs:
- 760 horsepower
- 625 lb-ft torque
- 5.2L V8
- Eaton TVS R2650 Supercharger
- High strength aluminum block with plasma transferred wire arc spray weld cylinder liners
- 94mm Bore
- 93mm Stroke
- 9.5:1 compression ratio for supercharged applications (nominal)
- Forged connecting rods
- Forged steel crankshaft
- Exhaust Manifolds – “May not fit your project vehicle” – funny how this is what we’re talking about, just double check the sizing specs of your car!
- Production Alternator
- Production Starter
- Production A/C Compressor
- Production 92mm Throttle Body
- Supercharger/ A/C Compressor Belt
- Water pump/Alternator belt
- Engine mount bosses and bell housing mount pattern common to 4.6L modular engines
- For control pack information, please contact the Ford Performance Tech-line.
- Engine dry weight without front end accessory drive components: 536 lbs.
- Backed by the 24 month/24,000 mile Ford Performance Crate Engine Warranty
This masterfully crafted engine can be yours for $24,000 – $26,000 depending on where you purchase, here’s a couple we’ve found already!
Click for Option 1 – $24,750.00
Click for Option 2 – $25,499.00
Is there anything else you need to convince you to grab one for your shop or project car? If not, purchase now because surely they’ll be sold out for quite awhile!
Photo Credit for All Images Used – Ford / Shelby