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PRI Show: Ford Performance’s Show of Strength | Presented by Nitto Tire


Spanning two massive booths at the 2017 Performance Racing Industry show, Ford Performance has many wicked rides on display, plenty of great Coyote-powered ponies, crate engines, performance parts, and so much more.

The new Z2427 crate engine is built on Ford Performance’s BOSS 351 block a nd is a modern version of the legendary 427 FE engine. Engineered for drivability and durability while delivering big power, the new 427 ci small block pumps out 535 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 545 lb ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. Additionally, the new Z2427 crate engines are equipped with Ford Performance Z2 cylinder heads for improved power while still retaining OEM exhaust and accessory mounting locations.

Chuck Watson’s Watson Racing ’16 Cobra Jet is sitting pretty on display in the booth, and NMCA fans will recognize the car from the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars category. The car features a supercharged 5.0L Coyote engine with a 2.9L Whipple supercharger, a three-speed automatic, Lamb Racing brakes as well as Lamb double adjustable shocks and struts, and is managed by a Fast XFI EFI system.

On the other side of the booth sits Nathan Stymiest’s G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Fox body, and it’s attracting its share of onlookers as well. Stymiest recently went 9.473 at 138.40 mph while racing at the World Cup Finals in November with a sealed Coyote powerplant under his hood.

For those looking for something a little different, this Gen 3 Factory Five Daytona Coupe is a prime example of a quality build. Featured on “Fast N’ Loud”, the car represents an all-new design from structure to sheet metal with a more rigid chassis, more interior space, larger door openings, and an advanced, computer-designed space frame construction. Power comes from a Ford Performance 5.2L Aluminator XS engine backed by a Tremec TKO600 transmission with a Ford Performance bell housing.

Ainsley Jacobs
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