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:
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"
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?
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?
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.
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