Shelby GT500 5.8-liter Aluminum Block Available for Individual Purchase

2013 Shelby GT500 aluminum block 1 photo
Photo: Ford Racing Performance Parts
The standard 2013-2014 Shelby Mustang GT500 5.8-liter V8 engine aluminum block is now available for individual purchase from Ford Racing Performance Parts.
100 pounds (45 kgs) lighter than the cast iron 5.4-liter mill block, the aluminum block comes pre-finished and assembly-ready at $5,600. According to Ford Racing, its unique liner coating provides improved durability and reduced friction when compared to the Ford GT aluminum block.

Listed as part number M-6010-M58A at Ford Racing, the GT500 aluminum block sounds like the perfect deal for any Ford/Shelby Mustang project car, either for road or dragstrip use.

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
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