We should all act now, as to avoid the next one.
Ford's massively powerful supercharged Predator V8, which found a loving home under the hood of the Ford Mustang GT500, is getting a price increase, just weeks after its premiere. The 760-hp, 625-lb-ft mill had an original price of $25,995 but now retails for $27,295, an increase of $1,300.
We've already mentioned how hot rodders can now shove this unit into all manner of beast, and that it was already more expensive than the base Mustang. So what's a couple hundred bucks between friends? Just imagine it in something like a classic Range pickup or even classic Bronco for that matter.
As a refresher, the Predator comes with a 2.65-liter Eaton supercharger along with a high-strength aluminum block with plasma transferred cylinder liners. It also has a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods and comes with fresh OE components like the throttle body, starter, alternator, exhaust manifold and more. All in all, it comes in as a 536-pound lump of metal.
Come to think of it, we'd be hard pressed to find a better car than the Mustang to put this motor in. In Ford's famous ponycar it was good for a sprint time to 60 mph of just 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. That was down from the previous GT500's speed of 200-mph-plus, but this current model is a modern wonder where the previous was the last of the dinosaurs.
Though that new price might seem expensive, we'll reassure you it's far from the most pricey arrow in the quiver. A quick look at Summit Racing shows AMS crate motors over $70,000 and Roush racing motors at more than double the GT500's Predator.
The Ford Performance website also reminds us that "not all Ford Performance Parts may be installed in vehicles that are driven on public roads," which is code for racetrack only. Also, as of right now the part is only available to "add to your wishlist." Check out the Ford Performance Parts catalog to learn more.