New GT500's hand-built engine?

Discussion in '2007 - 2014 Shelby GT500 Tech' started by Reg55, Feb 3, 2006.

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  2. Yep, that's it. Do you have any more pics of the production version of the GT 500 engine bay?
     
  3. No.

    Are there any tech articles about the new, hand-built 5.4 liter supercharged V-8?
     
  4. The heads on the Shelby will not be "exactly" the same as the ones on the Ford GT. As mentioned on the stangnet site main web page on the Shelby the heads are a different casting in order for them to fit in the Mustang engine bay. Flow wise and performance wise they will work AWA the Ford GT castings even though they are not exactly the same heads.

    Tony
     
  5. That is inaccurate. They are the same castings.
     
  6. ...from the link on the home page....

    "Machining changes are incorporated into the outside ends of the heads and to the left rear cam cap to fit the engine into the Mustang chassis"
     
  7. Here are a few more pics of the engine bay. These pics are from the convertible version at the Detriot Auto Show. I like the strut tower brace. Simple but effective. I would love to get one for my GT.
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  8. Don't forget this phrase:

    "The cams and valvetrain are specific to the Shelby GT500. The cam drive system is unique and designed to fit into the Mustang engine compartment, which is narrower than the Ford GT’s."

    You wouldn't be able to switch cam drives from a Ford GT to a GT500 and vice versa, hence the heads are slightly different.

    Tony