Ford Performance highlights its new 5.2-liter engine in an S550 automatic
By Steve Turner
Photos by Bill Cook and courtesy of Ford Performance
At the PRI Show late last year, Ford Performance Parts teased us with the possibility of a new engine offering based on the 5.2-liter block and heads used in the rev-happy 5.2-liter engine that powers the current Shelby GT350. It appears that engine is getting closer to joining the FPP crate engine lineup, as the Blue Oval hot-rodding division showed off a new Mustang powered by the new 5.2-liter Aluminator XS engine as part of the Mustang Alley display at the Woodward Dream Cruise.
“There’s been significant buzz about the engine since we showed it last year and with a new project car in our stable we thought the time was right to showcase as much new product as possible including the 5.2-liter Aluminator,” Jesse Kershaw, Drag Racing Parts and Competition Manager at Ford Performance, said. “Woodward is a big deal for the performance divisions of the OEMs and the interest in the 5.2-liter has been high. The interest in how we notched the hood for manifold clearance has been so significant we’re looking at how we can kit it to help 2015-present Mustang owners put the Cobra Jet manifold on.”
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