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In general American muscle = V8, that is the Mustangs trademark. The GT was all about aero and weight, the 5.2 is a 90 degree double overhead cam V8 much like the 5.0 (well based on the 5.0) and likely a bit wide for the GT. The GT-500 is a heavier muscle car with a wide track over the front wheels ~ you can stuff a big V8 there. For 2024 Ford is sending the new GT3 and GT4 cars to LeMans which have the 5.0L Coyote under the hood. We haven’t been given power output figures yet, Ford only confirmed they are sending “a Coyote V8 based engine”. The GT3 and GT4 race cars are based on the upcoming S650 Mustang, so no issue going back to a V8 between the fenders for fitment.

The 5.0L V8 and the engines based upon it are power dense and advanced compared to the competitions offerings. I wish Ford was allowed to use the 5.0L or 5.2L in nascar, the newer 4-valve V8 family can breath so much better in upper revs than the pushrod motors the competition still puts in everything. I love that my 5.0 Ford can run away from a 5.7 Hemi and run right next to my aunts 6.2L V8 in her GMC. 4-valves with dual injection and a high compression ratio really are magical, all the way to 7,000 rpm :)
I just figured out that the GT is still a 3.5L, while the MUSTANG GT500 is a 5.0L. I think that was the source of my confusion.
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Ford has unveiled the GT3 race car they are sending to LeMans 24 next year. They have dubbed the engine at the heart of the beast the 5.4L Coyote V8. Since this engine is naturally aspirated it will likely behave like the Voodoo 5.2, those nice 8,000+ rpm revs you folks mentioned 😉

https://www.ford.com/performance/mustang-gt3/


Ford F-150 Infographic: Inside the F-150 Raptor R's 5.2L Supercharged V8 Engine IMG_4394
 
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Most importantly, SC mounted R badge.

I wish the regular old 5.0 was the base in the Raptor. I totally get this is now a HP war between the big 3, but I really want to see that money invested elsewhere on the Raptor. Variable geometry suspension, airbags that could help boost the versatility of the tow rating, and a little more armor would be nice.
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