Or Chanukah, or Kwanzaa, or Festivus or whatever holiday you celebrate: per Left Lane News, just have your significant other order Ford part number M-6007-M50. It’ll come crated, and your better half will have one hell of a time moving it into the living room without help, but we’re men and we don’t mind opening presents in the garage. In fact, we actually prefer this.
Christmas morning joy won’t come cheap, but true happiness never does: in this case, bliss costs you $6,999, but that buys you a Ford 5.0 liter V8 crate motor, which comes out of the box with 412 horsepower and 390 pound feet of torque. There’s no information yet on how “plug and play” a motor swap in a 4.6 liter Mustang will be, but I’ve never done a motor swap that didn’t have some kind of drama. It’s time to start trolling the Mustang boards to find someone who’s already done this, because I actually prefer the prefer the 2005 to 2009 Mustang body style over the 2010 freshening. I figure I can track down a clean 2005 to 2007 GT, drop in the crate motor and do the suspension work for less than the cost of a new Mustang GT. Not that I have the bank to do this, but a low mileage kidney has to be worth something, right?