News On The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Engine

The hotly anticipated 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is going to be a significant release for the company. Mustangs are proving their point very well for performance both in America and Europe, along with sales. So the new Halo car needs to be something special. The new GT500 also has to take on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in the horsepower wars, along with being the latest and greatest pony car. A battle on a few fronts, now, with the slow drip feeding of information which has also ramped up anticipation, now with more specifics on the engine build.

An article over at Automobile Magazine talks with Patrick Morgan, Ford Performance powertrain manager on more of the inner workings of what is being called the ‘Predator’ V8.


One given is that there’s going to be over 700+ horses in the new engine. Exactly how many have not been revealed yet, but the new engine is said to be based on the Coyote engine architecture from the GT/Bullitt, with influences from the GT350’s Voodoo engine.
A summary of the, pardon the pun, nuts and bolts of the information are below.

The bore and stroke are the same as the Voodoo.
A 9.5:1 compression ratio.
Possible 2650 Eaton supercharger
A 7500-rpm redline.
Around 12 psi of max boost.
Longer head bolts and deeper columns, with a strengthened block and head.
The head gasket has a fourth active layer.
A bar-plate cooler/low-temp intercooler above the supercharger rotors.
An aluminum viscous damper for the crank damper for handling supercharger loads.
Tremec transmission, definitely an automatic, maybe also a manual.
They have been paying attention to AMG, Corvette, BMW, and Audi for their V8s.
Port fuel-injected, not direct injection.

A lot of something to think about for how the new GT500 is advancing. Some of you might be keen on all the inward functions, while others simply need to know how much pull and torque this new form will kick out. Obviously, Ford won't let Chevy and Dodge win on drive levels, yet as the Mustang is currently mainstream crosswise over America and Europe, Ford needs to take care of business for all camps. 

Stay tuned for further improvements, yet then one thing without a doubt, the new GT500 will be the best performing rendition yet.

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