Last year, Ford made many a car builder happy by releasing the Mustang's 5.0 as a crate engine. Now, taking the program to the next level, the blue oval has added the big, bad 444 hp Boss 302 5.0L V8 to their catalog as a standalone part. Hardly just a 5.0 with an upped-horsepower count, the Boss engine features a high-flow intake manifold, machined cylinder heads, forged pistons rods and crank, and a crankshaft with mad attitude.
If you have a shell on the come-up in your garage, the V8 crate won't come to you cheap. The list price will be $11,990—almost the cost of a new sub-compact. The standard 5.0 comes in a good deal cheaper at $6,999. Why cheap out now, right? True gear-heads, check below for more specs.
Boss 302 Crate Engine Features:
- 11.0:1 compression ratio
- Lightweight aluminum cylinder block features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength
- Features large sump 8.5 qt oil pan with revised oil pan baffling for improved oil control under hard cornering
- Revised composite intake system with shorter runners, inspired by Ford Racing's Daytona Prototype engine program
- 80 mm single bore "drive by wire" throttlebody
- High-strength aluminum-alloy cylinder heads with fully CNC-machined ports and chambers for exceptional high-rpm airflow without sacrificing low-speed torque
- Sodium-filled exhaust valves for improved heat dissipation
- Forged aluminum pistons and upgraded sinter-forged connecting rods for improved strength
- Includes manual transmission engine harness and flywheel
- Vehicle harness and PCM not included
- Boss 302 crate engine shown with optional Ford blue coil pack covers FRPP part # : M-6P067-M50B and NVH insulator pads, Ford dealer part # :CR3Z-6N041-A. sold separately.
- Engine mount bosses and bellhousing mount pattern common to 4.6L modular engines.
- Engine weight: 444 lbs