Video: Ford Racing’s Z460 Crate Engine On The Dyno
Ford has entered a new era of performance in the past few years, rolling out some truly amazing production vehicles and even wilder concept cars. Ford’s motorsports arm, Ford Racing, has also been hard at work on vehicles like the Cobra Jet drag car and a new line of crate engines, offering cutting-edge engines to those looking for some 21st century tech.
That doesn’t mean that Ford has forgotten about those of us who don’t mind relying on older engine concepts like carburetors and pushrods to get our thrills. Ford Racing’s latest crate engine is the Z460, the biggest small-block V8 they’ve ever made that boasts a mind-boggling 575 horsepower and 575 ft-lbs of torque on pump gas. And now we’ve got the video to show you this crazy motor in action.
The Ford Racing Z460 engine is the top-of-the-line crate engine, utilizing a forged crankshaft and connecting rods from SCAT and Clevite bearings for smooth operation. The 10:1 compression-ratio pistons were supplied by Mahle, and a hydraulic roller camshaft really cranks up the volume on this crate engine.
The end result is all that big power on the same gas you put in your daily driver, and at a cost of just $9,999, all you need to add is your own carburetor, intake, and front accessories. As you can see from the dyno video, this engine sounds like it means business, and demonstrates all the power and torque you could want from an almost turn-key motor.
Best of all, this engine is warrantied for 2 years or 24,000 miles from Ford Racing, offering plenty of time for opportunities to push this engine to its limit. The only question is, what would you put this big-inch small-block into?