Ford's New Electric Crate Motor Is A Lot Cheaper Than The Honda Civic Type R Crate Engine

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And they each have similar outputs.

For restomod specialists and enthusiasts, the heart of most projects is the crate engine. There are many great crate engines out there and most prioritize power from a brawny V8. Honda's 2.0-liter four-cylinder from the Civic Type R is another great choice. But with electrification becoming more and more prolific, Ford Performance recently revealed its new electric crate motor known as the Eluminator. We now have more information about the Eluminator, specifically with regards to outputs and price, as shared on the Ford Performance product page. Ford has confirmed that the motor is the one from the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT, the high-performance version of the electric crossover.

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The Eluminator produces 281 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. It has a maximum speed of 13,800 rpm, a gear ratio of 9.05:1, and weighs in at 205 pounds. It's sold with an HV motor to traction inverter harness, an LV harness/connector, and a vent tube assembly. Dimensionally, the Eluminator has a length of around 22.4 inches based on images shared by Ford Performance. All of this can be yours for a price of $3,900. For reference, the Civic Type R crate engine with 306 horsepower costs $6,790 on its own, the 2018-2021 Mustang 5.0-liter Coyote with 460 hp is $5,500, and a 7.3-liter V8 Super Duty with 430 hp costs $7,000.

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However, it must be emphasized that this Eluminator price does not include a couple of key components like a traction inverter, a control system, and a battery. These parts are likely to increase the cost of the powertrain as a whole by a fairly hefty amount. Electric restomods are all the rage these days; a first-generation Bronco from Gateway Bronco has a 295-hp electric motor and is claimed to hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. That's the level of performance one can expect from Ford's new crate motor in a vehicle of a similar size and weight. We can't wait to see the exciting projects that are brought to life in the near future, powered by the Eluminator.

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