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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

Ford Performance will offer the GT500’s Predator V-8 as a crate engine

Ford’s most powerful production engine is headed to Ford Performance retailers soon. The Blue Oval is readying a crate version of the supercharged Predator V-8, according to Ford Authority. Ford Performance Product Manager Mike Goodwin spoke about the engine during a SEMA360 interview ... Read the full news on Hagerty.com:

 

https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/ford-performance-will-offer-the-gt500s-predator-v-8-as-a-crate-en...

 

58 REPLIES 58
monctondave
New Driver

It would look good in my 2002 Mustang GT.

RALPHIII
New Driver

I have a 1972 Datsun PL-521 with a 302 ford in it. Ya, I would upgrade the 2250 pound pickup !  Ralph

WillysJeep
New Driver

How about the new Bronco? Beat Jeep to the punch with a V-8!

1xsnrg
New Driver

My thoughts exactly. If only Ford could get them into people’s hands. Sure beats the 4 banger they have planned.
Cline
New Driver

This might help pickup a little extra power for my 1972 TR6? 

Tsaxman
Detailer

My first thoughts are a Cobra replica or perhaps a Mustang resto-mod.

Wow, in the Cobra it would be a seriously hot drive.

knuck39
Pit Crew

the only choice for me would be a Daytona couple replica,with a Tremec 6 speed behind it...;-)

Mikesdad1
Pit Crew

Pick up a later model Challenger, that had a 360, or less, and drop the Hemi in

dhaugh
Intermediate Driver

I think it would be awesome in my daughter's 1966 Donzi Ski Sporter 16, it would have to be a marinized version though.  It would probably look like the Dallas breaching in The Hunt For Red October when she "Hit It"


JavelinssT
New Driver

That would move a 1973 Mercury Marquis effortlessly!

blueox76
Pit Crew

How about my 79 Fairmont Futura restomod? Right now, it's only got a 300-horse 96 Explorer 5.0 in it. 

Sajeev
Community Manager

I am sure all the Fox Mustang coyote swap parts will work nicely for your Fairmont! 

moindenver
Passenger

I'm a bit old school, but it would be cool to slide this clean looking V8 in a '62 Falcon with a nice top loader 4 speed.

Islander
Intermediate Driver

If one has to ask 'how much', does that mean you can't afford it?

richsfordsx4
New Driver

if it would fit my 57 thunderbird, in a heart beat. with the speed trans.

richard 

Richard1
Pit Crew

I have a 1973 Ford Maverick with a 302, (1 of 23 according to the Elite Marti Report)this would be an awesome swap for a 2900LB car!

Ralfe396
Passenger

My wife's 57 Thunderbird could use an upgrade from the original 312 Y-block... I suspect substantial frame reinforcement would be required.

JonMiller
Intermediate Driver

Any Country Squire wagon. 

TonyT
Instructor

Two obvious choices come to mind: A '72 Pinto wagon or the FLIPPIN' GT! C'mon, Ford! Why would you make your customers do what you should have done in the first place?

fast911ray
New Driver

C8 Corvette.....and everything else!

bemrfst
Intermediate Driver

What about the most important thing... How much $$$$$?

audiobycarmine
Advanced Driver

It should also come with a small video camera to mount on the recipient car's underside. Point it at the driveshaft... 

OkJustOneMore
Intermediate Driver

Put it in a sleeper 4 door. 

bkmcgraw62
Pit Crew

How about a 1924 Model T coupe?  HHHAAA HHAAA HHAAA (Vincent Price laugh)...

ATM
New Driver

I would have to put it in each of my 65 and 66 Thunderbirds, and then watch’s fly.

Rob1
Instructor

We are country 1972 Ford F series with dog dish hubcaps plain Jane pickup with a Bad Attitude for them runs to the feed store.Cheers R

Alico87
Intermediate Driver

I'm thinking a brand new Ranger lowered with 4WD as the ultimate sport truck. 

llawrence9
Intermediate Driver

Put it in a Hellcat or Corvette and be ready for cheers and jeers.

JollyJoe
Passenger

Find the lowest mileage 90-98 Town Car and stick this in it.   No other mods.  A true sleeper.

40Ford
Detailer

I don't think there is room for it in my 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe. 

Guess I'll stick with the 283 🙂

SteveC
New Driver

I think it would be awesome in a '32 Roadster.  It'd be cool in anything, really.

stevecobb45
Detailer

Make mine MOPAR.

antijam
Pit Crew

I'm wondering if it might fit my '48 MG TC.....

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......the transmission might need to be beefed up though.....

VerlinRichins
New Driver

Will it fit in a Pinto?

Zephyr
Advanced Driver

Into a built from the ground up hot rod - custom made frame, etc. . 

chrlsful
Instructor

these engines are so huge - nuttin.  I C them in all the wrong stuff tho.

I think more the ol ford GT: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2018-ford-gt-3/ (OR - which is too sm & lght: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-kirkham-427-kms-sc/).

 

Speaking of - what is the replacement for the GT? Isn't that 40 yrs old?

427sc
Intermediate Driver

The problem with those modular engines is how HUGE/WIDE they are...

It takes some "lube" to fit them into a '65 AC Cobra replica (but it can be done).

I would think a '67-'68 Mustang fastback would be a good fit for one of these beauties! Of course you'd want at least a 5 speed Tremec behind it, or 6 gears would be even nicer since these engines are designed to have a lot of gears behind them to keep the motor within its designed power band.

rushgator2112
Pit Crew

Either a Factory 5 Shelby Cobra or a restomodded '67 Cougar.

Spuds
Advanced Driver

A Tesla.

zoe85
New Driver

How 'bout 2008 Mustang Bullitt? I'm sure Steve would approve!

ThumperUSMC
Intermediate Driver

I would "cross contaminate" by putting this motor into a C5 Corvette. That would surprise a lot of people and even piss off some Corvette "purists", but hey, I've always been a "do what I want" person. Why change now...LOL

Rk2plus2
Pit Crew

How about my 88 Country Squire.  Nothing like a good sleeper wagon.

czmx
Pit Crew

A street rod.

rbsWELDER
New Driver

How much?

SlowRide
Navigator

That would REALLY wake up my 88 Turbo Coupe.

RickRothermel
Passenger

How much $$$???

Misfit72
Passenger

I'm thinking it would slide nicely into my 72 Torino

Cougar68
Navigator

Would look good in my 69'er too, but them 72's are sure good lookers
TLC
Passenger

1966 2+2 with a coil over rack and pinion so you can get rid of the shock towers to make room and a true full frame to keep things from twisting out of shape