Ford’s 5.0L Engine – Now in Crate Form!

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Ford’s 5.0L Engine – Now in Crate Form!

Ah, Ford‘s new 5.0L engine. The savior of the Mustang, and the provider of the thrust behind the cheapest 400+ horsepower car you can buy. It’s got variable valve timing, real headers, a beautifully sculpted intake manifold, and 412 advertised horsepower. Until now, it’s only had one problem: The only way to get one is under the hood of a $30,000 2011 Mustang GT.

That all changes now.

Starting August 15th, Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP) will be offering the 5.0L as a crate engine, and you can just go ahead and stuff that bad boy into whatever you’ve got laying around. All it takes is $6,999 plus an alternator, a few accessories, a transmission, and the appropriate RWD architecture.

If you ask us, grab yourself an ’89 Mustang Notchback, LX or 4-banger, drop this bad boy in along with the Tremec 6-speed from the Mustang GT, a set of coilovers, a cage, and some 18″ American Racing wheels, and you’ve got yourself a hell of a hot rod for under $15,000.

Hit the jump for all the vital details about the new crate engine, part number M-6007-M50, directly from Ford:

Ford Racing 5.0L 4V Mustang Crate Engine Stats: Ford Racing’s new all-aluminum 5.0L Mustang crate engine is a modern 5.0L 32-valve DOHC V-8 that uses advanced features like Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) to deliver 412+ horsepower @ 6500 rpm and 390 ft.-lb.+ of torque @ 4250 rpm (with premium fuel)

  • 11.0:1 Compression ratio
  • Lightweight aluminum cylinder block features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength
  • Piston-cooling jets, optimized oil drainback and windage control improve high-rpm performance
  • Deep sump oil pan with 8qt capacity
  • Tuned composite intake manifold provides efficient air delivery and weight savings
  • 80 mm single bore “drive by wire” throttlebody
  • Four-valve-per-cylinder aluminum heads with roller-finger followers reduce friction
  • Includes manual transmission engine harness and flywheel
  • Vehicle harness and PCM not included
  • Use our NEW wiring, PCM and installation kit M-6017-A504V designed for street rod/project car installation.
  • Does not include alternator, for alternator kit see M-8600-M50ALT
  • Engine mount bosses and bellhousing mount pattern common to 4.6L modular engines.
  • Direct replacement for 2011 Mustangs with engine code BG-397-AA
  • Photo and specs may vary. These features apply for engine code BG-397-AA. Engines are this build code or newer while supplies last.
  • Engine weight: 444 lbs
  • Al Rhodes

    I Want To Install This New Ford 5.0 Eng. In My 2004 Mercury And Ford Racing Transmission This Car Would Be A Real Sleeper Al.

  • Robert Godin

    Just want to known if is possible to fit this crate engine in my 1995 gt mustang.

  • Colum Wood

    Anything is possible, you just need to find the right shop to do it.

  • 1994GT

    To Robert Godin, it will fit. you will need to get the engine mounts and member from a 4.6 car but it will fit.