The information on this has been leaking out since the day of the press event. There are many well known websites that broke the embargo, we chose not to jump on board with that and just wait till the agreed upon time. I know, this is a shocking turn of events in the web world of FIRST and GOTCHYA.
Here are the detail highlights of the new motor.
412 HP @6500 RPM 390TQ @4250 RPM on PREMIUM FUEL. Horsepower drops to 402 on 87 Octane fuel.
Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (Both intake and exhaust are independent and variable)
Aluminium Four Bolt main with Two Cross Bolts per main 11mm & 9mm bolts
Nodular Iron main caps
Forged Steel crank with full counterweights
Forged powder metal “I” beam rods with floating pins
Composite Intake Manifold
Crossflow cooling with intake manifold cooled first
80mm Throttle Body
Main chain drives outboard cam, secondary cam drives inboard cam
5% better head flow than GT500 heads
10 pounds heavier than outgoing 4.6 3V motor.
Wide band airflow management with active knock and tip in management
Also announced was the Boss 302R:
Ford Racing is introducing the BOSS 302R, a factory-built race car ready for track days and road racing in a number of Grand-Am, SCCA and NASA classes. Each base model of the Mustang BOSS 302R will come with a 5.0-liter four-valve engine, six-speed manual transmission, a roll cage, race seats, safety harness, data acquisition and race dampers/springs, and a Brembo brake and tire package. Price will be $79,000