By Nelson Ireson
Upgrading your street ride with a bigger, more powerful engine, is something every enthusiast has either done or dreamed of. For Ford fans, the new Ford Racing Z460 might just be the new holy grail.
It's not the most powerful engine in the world, nor is it the most insane. But it's still pretty badass.
The Z460 is the largest small block crate engine Ford Racing has ever built, packing 460 cubic inches, or 7.5 liters into its 351-based block. According to the team behind it, it's streetable. And it puts out 575 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. On pump gas. It even comes with a two-year/24,000-mile warranty.
As this dyno video shows, peak power arrives at 5,500 rpm, while peak torque hits at 4,700 rpm--but there's over 540 pound-feet on tap (and close to 400 horsepower) from just 3,500 rpm.
The new crate engine will run you $9,999 without a carburetor, intake, or accessories