It’s a golden age for speaker engines. Following the release of the 10.4-liter behemoth Chevrolet ZZ632 that churns out 1,004 horsepower without any form of forced induction, and news that the company won’t rule out the sale of the Z06’s flat-cranked V8 as a crate engine in the future, The price of Ford’s 5.2-liter supercharged Predator V8 has now been revealed.
With a dry weight of 536 lbs (243 kg), the engine displaces 5.2 liters and features an Eaton TVS R2650 compressor. As a result, it produces 760 hp (770 hp / 567 kW) and 625 lb-ft (847 Nm) of torque.
The block is made of aluminum with plasma transferred wire arc spray welded cylinder liners, forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, as well as Grafal coated forged aluminum pistons. The package also includes exhaust manifolds, an alternator, a starter motor, an A / C compressor, a 92mm throttle body, a compressor belt and a water pump / alternator belt.
In Mustang Shelby GT500, the Predator V8 is capable of quite impressive performance. Paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the car can reach 60 mph (96 km / h) in just 3.3 seconds and up to 100 mph (161 km / h) in just 6.7 seconds. The tuners, meanwhile, were able to pump power up to over 1,000 PS (1,013 PS / 745 kW) and 850 lb-ft (1,152 Nm) of torque.
The Predator is just one of many speaker engines offered by Ford, which also includes the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 and 7.3-liter Godzilla V8, as well as the electric motor for Eluminator speakers, which produces 281 hp (285 hp / 210 kW) and 318 lb-ft (431 Nm) of torque.