Hankering for enhanced powertrain options in your sports car? Always innovating, Ford Performance succeeds yet again. This go round it’s a 570 horsepower beast of a crate engine, the 5.2-Liter Aluminator XS, featured in the marketed 2017 Mustang GT.
An impressive aftermarket upgrade option, the 5.2L Aluminator XS includes the following:
High-performance timing chain tensioners
Custom H-beam connecting rods and forged crankshaft
Cobra Jet 5.0L 4V intake maniforld
65-mm Cobra Jet billet aluminum throttle body
“Ford Performance Parts is always developing new crate engines,” says Matt Monroe, Ford Performance Parts Marketing Manager. “In this particular case, we leveraged many of the high-performance production parts created for the GT350production car. FPP engineers made slight modifications to work with the cross-plane crank. As a result, the Aluminator XS is a capable, high-revving aftermarket offering that we think our customers will appreciate.”
The 5.2L Aluminator XS engine is versatile, capable of use in high-end restoration model builds or as an upgrade for built track-day cars, in addition to the aftermarket upgrade for Mustang enthusiasts. There is some big power available here and the Ford Performance staff is excited about how enthusiasts will respond.