Ford to sell Mustang Boss 302 as a crate engineFri, 29 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0700
In an about-face from information given at the February launch of the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302, Ford said on Friday that the high-revving, naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 will be sold as a crate engine through Ford Racing Performance Parts. All the fun can be had for $11,995.
With a redline of 7,500 rpm, part No. M-6007-M50B produces 444 hp and 380 lb-ft torque with features such as CNC ported cylinder heads, forged pistons and "runners in box" composite intake manifold.
Here are the details on the crate engine:
-- 11.0:1 compression ratio.
-- Lightweight aluminum cylinder block with cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength.
-- Large-sump 8.5-quart oil pan with revised oil-pan baffling for improved oil control under hard cornering.
-- Revised composite intake system with shorter runners, inspired by Ford Racing's Daytona Prototype engine program.
-- 80-millimeter, single-bore "drive by wire" throttle body.
-- High-strength aluminum-alloy cylinder heads with fully CNC-machined ports and chambers for exceptional high-rpm airflow without sacrificing low-speed torque.
-- Sodium-filled exhaust valves for improved heat dissipation.
-- Forged-aluminum pistons and upgraded sinter-forged connecting rods for improved strength.
-- Vehicle wire harness and power control module are not included.
By Roger Hart