2020 Mustang Engine Information & Specs – 315 Ford Predator V8 (5.2L)

5.2L Predator V8 Technical Specs & Data

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2020 Mustang Engine Information – 227 cubic inch V6 (5.2L Ford Predator V8)

The Predator V8

The Predator is a 5.2-liter, supercharged V8 engine from Ford Motor used to power sports cars like the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford Predator architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 2019.

This engine is hand-built and was specifically designed for the Shelby GT500 for the 2020 model year. Contrary to the 5.2L Voodoo engine that powers the Shelby GT350, the Predator doesn’t utilize a flat plane crankshaft. Ford stipulates that such a configuration wasn’t necessary due to the significant power bumps created by the supercharger. The Ford 5.2L Predator engine is the most powerful production engine ever built by the Ford Motor Company.

Engine Basics

Model Year 2020
Engine Name & Year
5.2L 760hp V8 (GT500)
Standard / Optional
Engine Short Name
5.2L 760hp V8 (GT500)
Engine Configuration
Cylinders 8
VIN Code 9.5:1
Displacement (CU)
315 Cubic Inches
Displacement (Liters)
5.2 Liters
Fuel Supercharged
Compression 625 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
Power (hp) 760 hp @ 7,300 rpm
Torque (lb/ft) 625 lb/ft

Engine Info

Metric Value
Engine family Modular
Displacement 5.2 liters
Aspiration Supercharged
Configuration & cylinders V configuration, eight cylinders
Vehicle engine orientation Longitudinal
Valve configuration Dual overhead cam (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Assembly sites Romeo, Michigan
Predecessor Ford 4.6L V8
Successor Currently none

More Specifications

Bore 94 mm
Stroke 93 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Max boost 12 psi
Max power @ RPM 760 hp @ 7,300 rpm
Max torque @ RPM 625 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
Cylinder head Cast aluminum
Cylinder block Cast aluminum
Camshaft drive Chain