Tag Archives: 5.2-liter

IT’S HERE: The All-New 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500

Automatic Attraction

Double the Power – Double the Fun

By SID297

  • Arriving in 2019, the all-new Mustang Shelby® GT500® will be the pinnacle of Mustang performance and highlights the innovation, ingenuity and passion of Ford Performance
  • With more than 700 horsepower projected, the all-new Shelby GT500 fast-back coupe will be twice as powerful as the original 1967 Mustang performance model

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News: 5.2-liter Aluminator Crate Engine

High Potency

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.
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Tech: Shelby GT350 Intake Manifold

Go with the Flow

What makes the GT350 intake so good and how it can be better

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Performance

Over the last couple of months we have seen some interesting test results involving the Shelby GT350’s intake manifold. Not only did this intake hang in there versus the racy Cobra Jet intake on its native engine—the Voodoo 5.2-liter—but it also handily outperformed the stock manifold on a 2015 Mustang GT. As a result, we wanted get some insight into what makes this intake perform so well.
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News: 2016 Shelby GT350 Track Tour

Return Road

The Shelby GT350 Track Tour returns to four new racetracks in 2016

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company

If you saw our coverage of last year’s Shelby GT350 Track Tour event series, you know that Ford Performance selected a group of potential Shelby GT350 customers for a special opportunity to ride in and, more importantly, drive the amazing Shelby GT350 on a few road courses throughout the country. Well, the 2016 GT350 North American Track Tour is back at four new tracks and invitations have started arriving.
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Video: Kooks Shelby GT350 Exhaust

Full Volume

Kooks releases video of its Shelby GT350 exhaust system testing

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Kooks Headers & Exhaust

Regular readers know that we shared the early returns from Kooks Headers and Exhaust’s full exhaust upgrade on Hi-Po Joe Charles’ 2016 Shelby GT350, known as Yellanor. With the simple addition of the company’s full exhaust system and no tuning changes, the Voodoo 5.2-liter engine picked up 24.3 horsepower and 19.82 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. Now the company has released its official video of on the GT350 exhaust, which lets you hear how the system sounds.
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