FORD RACING HAS ENTHUSIAST NEEDS COVERED WITH A FULL LINEUP OF CRATE ENGINES AND PERFORMANCE PARTS FOR 2013
November 28, 2012 by Ford
•New 5.0-liter Aluminator V8 crate engine is now available to racers who want to build their own Mustang Cobra Jet
•Restorers and modders can choose affordable V8 power ranging from the X302D to the 460-cubic-inch Z460, the biggest small-block ever offered by Ford Racing
•Builders in search of modern powerplants can select 3.5-liter V6 and 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost® crate engines
•Ford Racing Performance Parts offers a full range of suspension, brake, transmission and body upgrades for every budget and application
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 28, 2012
– Racers and enthusiasts have long looked to Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP) to fulfill their need for speed. The 2013 Ford Racing catalog is now stocked with fresh new options for every enthusiast budget and application. The updated lineup debuting at the Performance Racing Industry show this week includes new four-cylinder and V6 EcoBoost® crate engines plus classic small-block, modular and contemporary Coyote V8s along with wheels, suspension and brake parts.
Racers who couldn't get on the list for one of the limited-production 2013 Mustang Cobra Jets can now build their own starting with the RPP Aluminator XS crate engine. The 5.0-liter Aluminator XS is based on the naturally aspirated engine that was offered in the 2013 Cobra Jet earlier this year. Anyone interested in building a fast 5.0-liter-powered Ford vehicle for the track now has a ready-to-install option with more than 500 horsepower and the capability of 7,700 rpm.
Builders aiming for even greater heights from the Coyote V8 should consider the range of race-bred performance parts including the new Coyote Motorsports block. This new block has been optimized by the Ford Racing engineering team for improved durability even when subjected to the stresses of high-output racing applications. A variety of other Coyote race-tuned parts include the Cobra Jet intake manifold, billet oil pump, high-rpm competition pulse ring and more.
Modern and classic V8 options
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Fans of the Modular V8 also have a new build option in the Aluminator 46X Stroker short-block. Stroked from 4.6 to 5.0 liters, this short-block is assembled with the best aftermarket components to provide a durable foundation for on and off-road applications in both naturally aspirated and supercharged form. Aluminator 46X is compatible with any of the two, three and four-valve cylinder heads used on the modular V8.
Builders looking for V8 power in a compact and easy-to-service package should look no further than two new flavors of the classic Ford pushrod small-block crate engine that join the existing lineup.
With a displacement of 460 cubic inches, the Z460 is the largest small-block ever offered by Ford. The Z460 builds on the long-running lineup of FRPP small-block crate engines and it is available with either a front or rear sump oil pan to fit the builder's needs. Just add an intake, carburetor and accessories and the Z460 is ready to rock with more than 500 horsepower.
Enthusiasts looking for a true bolt-in small-block solution will like the 'Ready to Run' X302D crate engine. The X302D comes out of the box equipped with an Edelbrock intake manifold, MSD distributor and a Holley carburetor jetted to Ford Racing specifications. The engine provides affordable and reliable small-block power for street rods, restored muscle cars or kit cars.
Ford's lineup of EcoBoost engines has proved extremely popular in an ever-increasing number of vehicles ranging from the Focus to the F-150 thanks to their outstanding power and torque delivery and exceptional fuel efficiency. Featuring the latest turbocharging, twin independent variable camshaft timing and direct fuel-injection technology, two of these engines are now available to customizers, racers and resto-mod builders.
With 365 horsepower and a remarkably flat torque curve peaking at 420 lb.-ft., the revolutionary twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 packs V8 performance in an efficient package. The V6 EcoBoost crate engine has proven its worth in both off-road truck racing and everyday work truck use. Off-road racers will appreciate the performance and ability to program custom calibrations to suit their vehicles.
Kit car, racers and hot rodding enthusiasts of all types will love the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder crate engine. This 255-horsepower mill comes straight from the new Focus ST and has already proven to be a true performer in the US and in Europe.
EcoBoost power for the aftermarket
Power is only useful if it can be put to use and FRPP offers a complete lineup of suspension, brake and wheel kits and components to maximize the full performance envelope of every Ford vehicle.
Owners of 2005-13 Mustangs in search of improved mechanical grip can now get a fully assembled handling pack. The kit includes a set of preassembled struts that any do-it-yourselfer can install in their garage without any specialized tools.
2011-13 Mustang GT drivers can get a new shifter kit for the six-speed gearbox that provides 25 percent shorter throws and a crisper feel for enthusiastic driving.
While Mustang owners have nearly half a century of customizing history, FRPP is really ramping up support for Focus owners for 2013. A complete slate of bolt-on upgrades is now available to further sharpen the already impressive European-inspired dynamics of the Focus. Springs, dampers and beefier brakes help keep the Focus on course while European RS-spec wheels provide a unique appearance.
Truck owners who want an improved soundtrack can now get a premium stainless steel cat-back exhaust system. As a collaboration between Ford Racing and exhaust specialist Borla, the system is manufactured from the highest-quality Austenitic stainless steel to ensure maximum resistance to corrosion; the systems are available for 2011-13 F-150 pickups. The systems are available in a Sport (49-state drive by legal) version.
In addition to all-new engines and parts being showcased at the Performance Racing Industry show, Ford Racing will display a number of vehicles including the brand-new Twin-Turbo Mustang Cobra Jet concept that debuted at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas and the 2013 Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup prototype. Champion Funny Car drivers John Force and Tim Wilkerson will be on hand on Thursday and Friday respectively to sign autographs for fans.
Engines are just the beginning