Five-Oh: 2011 Mustang GT 5.0-Liter V-8 to be Offered as a Crate Engine

Ford Racing Performance Parts offered the 2010 Mustang GT’s 4.6-liter V-8 as a crate engine, and now with the return of the 5.0-liter V-8, its parts catalog will include the new engine.

The 5.0-liter V-8 crate engine will be snatched right off the assembly line, which means it will exactly match the 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque SAE rating given to the 2011 Mustang GT. Included with the engine are the drive-by-wire throttle body, manual transmission engine harness, and flywheel. Customers are responsible for obtaining their own vehicle harness, alternator, and powertrain control module, all of which can be purchased from Ford Racing Performance Parts.

For those who purchased a 2010 Mustang GT with the 4.6-liter V-8 but want to update to the new 5.0-liter without buying the whole car, this engine is for you. The engine and bell-housing mount patterns exactly mimic those of the 4.6-liter V-8. This makes the engine transplant a relatively simple affair. At 444 pounds, the new engine is also lighter than the old one that weighed 473 pounds.

Ford Racing Performance Parts expects to take delivery of the engines and begin to sell them on August 15. The MSRP is around $7000, but it may change before the engine officially goes on sale.

Source: Ford Racing Performance Parts

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