The first look at Ford Performanceâ€™s new 572-cube, big-block crate engine
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Performance
Amongst all the excitement at this yearâ€™s Mustang WeekÂ we spotted something distinctly retro under the canopy at the Ford Performance trailer. Yes, the Blue Oval speed merchants had a lot of modern gear on display. However, there was one large part that stood out. It was a 572-cubic-inch big-block crate engine.
Itâ€™s been a while since Ford Performance Parts serviced the big-block crowd with a crate engine, but they definitely had the parts on the shelf to make a go of it, which resulted in the creation of this engine.
â€œWeâ€™ve been out of the big-block 385 series game for a few years now but have seen a resurgence in interest and growing parts support from other aftermarket players,â€ Ford Performance Drag Racing Parts and Competition Manager Jesse Kershaw explained. â€œSo we decided it was time to take another look at bring a big-block back. We decided if we’re going to get back in the game go big-inch or go home.â€
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