If you’ve been thinking that the 2013 Shelby GT500′s 5.8-liter V8 would make for a good engine in your project car, then there’s good news. Ford Racing Performance Parts has announced that the 5.8L aluminum block that comes standard in the Shelby is now available for individual purchase through their catalog. Part number M-6010-M58A, the block offers a 100 pound weight savings compared to the iron 5.4L unit, and provides more durability thanks to the Ford GT aluminum block thanks to its unique liner coating. While Ford Racing does leave it up to the customer to provide the internal components and accessories, the block comes pre-finished and ready to assembly. Retail pricing is listed at $5,600.

Shelby GT500 5.8L Aluminum Block Features:

  • Original equipment for the 2013-2014 Shelby Mustang GT500
  • Approximately a 100 lb. weight savings over the cast iron 5.4L block
  • Six-bolt main bearing caps for high-performance durability
  • Block features Plasma Transferred Wire Arc spray weld liner coating
  • Liner coating provides improved durability and heat transfer, reduced friction, and a weight savings compared to the Ford GT aluminum block
  • Cylinder bores are finish honed and ready to assemble
  • All block features are finish machined including head deck and crank bore.
  • Cylinder liner coating does not require unique piston rings or piston material

[Source: Ford Racing Performance Parts]

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