The $29,500 crate version of Ford’s supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 known as the Predator is back in stock.

The engine is most famously presumably for providing 760 horsepower to the previous generation Mustang Shelby GT500. It now performs its duties in the F-150 Raptor R, but with a slightly modified 720 horsepower output.

In the Ford Performance catalog, the crate version (part number M-6007-M52SCA) is rated at 760 horsepower when used in conjunction with a control module (part no. M-6017-M52SC) and premium fuel.

With a dry weight of 536 pounds, the cast-aluminum engine is nearly as heavy as the Godzilla 7.3-liter V-8, which weighs 580 pounds and has a cast-iron block. This is probably because the Eaton TVS type supercharger and its related pipework added extra weight.

The engine’s 9.5:1 compression ratio, forged steel connecting rods and crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons, and 92-millimeter throttle body are among its other features. The engine also includes parts like the A/C compressor, starter, alternator, and exhaust manifolds.

There are many contemporary Ford engines that are offered in crate form; the Predator is just one of them. The Coyote 5.0-liter V-8, EcoBoost 2.3-liter turbo-4, Godzilla and the more powerful Megazilla 7.3-liter V-8 are other well-liked choices.

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