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Heart of Gold: New Ford Mustang GT500’s Supercharged 5.2-Liter V-8 Confirmed?

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 12/13/2017 Greg Fink

2018 Ford Mustang GT500 (spy photo)
We've long heard from our sources that the forthcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will once again be motivated by a supercharged V-8 engine, this time code-named Predator, and a photo currently circulating on Instagram all but confirms it.

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The image came to our attention by way of Instagram user mustangmannylv, who informed Car and Driver that he originally found the salacious snapshot on Facebook via a post in the Ford Mustang GT350 Owners group. The picture appears to show the top of a Roots-type supercharger that has been cast with the classic Shelby snake and "5.2 L" to denote the displacement of the engine it's strapped to.

2019 GT500?

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Expected to share its block and other bits with the 526-hp naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-8 in the GT350, the supercharged V-8 in the GT500 is likely to forgo the GT350's racing-derived flat-plane crankshaft for a more conventional cross-plane unit. The forced-induction V-8's more traditional crankshaft design is sure to result in slower engine speeds compared to that of the rip-snorting naturally aspirated V-8 in the GT350, which can rev past 8000 rpm.


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