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Just sold my Ferrari 360 2 days ago, have a 21 C8 and a 17 GT350, sold my 1997 Viper GTS Blue/white last Sept., and sold my 13 C6 Z06 track car the year before.....so I have had and have the best of a lot of worlds....
Do want to experience owning a 911 variant, stick non turbo GTS hits the he spot before the dirt nap....

I found the Ferrari guys to be as much of car guys as hot rod guys and other car guys, in particular older F-cars like 355/360 cars, helped change out clutch on a buddy’s 355 with another guy, we all wrenched on em’.....
Did my own fluids and small shit if I had a lift, a bitch with jack stands, only got rid of my 360 because no time to drive and now have a C8, GT350, and a Benz C43 coupe that I call “wifey’s “ car but that is actually a pretty capable panzer wagon...
 

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Delivery in Feb, 21. Dealer honored agreed msrp price....
 

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The crate engine you are referring to is the Aluminator which is 580 HP. More than the Voodoo at 526.

It is the Voodoo block dimensions, Cobra Jet intake manifold and throttle body, CNC ported cylinder heads and a cross plane crankshaft. The internals are not exactly identical to the Voodoo but some internals that Ford thought the market would want and are more engineered for the cross plane crank.

Then the Predator which is a Voodoo block, cross plane crank, specific head modifications and a supercharger as well as some slightly modified internals to optimize the forced induction. It is in the current GT500.

Correct. That one isn’t quite apples to apples, did they offer a crate motor or kit before that with the “regular” crank? It has been a few years but I specifically remember reading about a “cross plane 5.2” that was a just a few HP less than the flat plane version.

This was all before the 5.2 Aluminator XS came to market. Ford crate engines are stupidly expensive.
 

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I’ll take that GT350, never sell it!!!! Ford nail
It with that car, superior balance and horsepower.
 

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Correct. That one isn’t quite apples to apples, did they offer a crate motor or kit before that with the “regular” crank? It has been a few years but I specifically remember reading about a “cross plane 5.2” that was a just a few HP less than the flat plane version.

This was all before the 5.2 Aluminator XS came to market. Ford crate engines are stupidly expensive.


They have an "Aluminator" line of crate motors running from expensive with the XS down to more reasonable using a Gen2 Coyote block as opposed to the Gen3 used in the XS. The main differences in the lower end line is internals, heads and intake systems depending upon the application or if someone is going to supercharge it.

The XS is their view of top of the line.
 

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Corvette has had many parts supplier issues, sad.
 
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