The video filmed the manual assembly process of a 760-horsepower V8 engine for the new Ford Shelby GT500September 22, 2019
The American auto magazine filmed the manual assembly process of the 760-horsepower V8 engine for the 2020 Shelby GT500. The production of the engine is entirely done by one person, and he also sets up a personal signature on the motor plate at the end of the assembly.
A V8 engine developing 760 horsepower will be used in the new generation 2020 Ford Shelby GT500. At the moment, this motor is the most powerful of those used by the American automaker. The power unit is made manually at the Ford Romeo engine plant. Here, elite specialists work together to create one engine. The American automobile magazine Hot Rod Magazine recorded the entire process on video.
The huge Ford Romeo factory, with an area of 2 million square feet, has a special line on which elite specialists develop engines manually. It is on this line that the most powerful Ford engines are created. It is called a niche; the legendary V8s are built on it. This tradition began with the creation of the 4.6-liter V8 engine, which was installed in the 1996 Mustang Cobra muscle car, and continues to this day with the 760 horsepower Predator V8 GT500. Production starts from the empty block to the complete check of engine readiness for operation.
During production, the V8 engine runs through 21 stations where only one person works on the engine. That is, he is involved in production from beginning to end, although sometimes getting a little help, in the end this engine is considered the work of this specialist. The production of one engine takes about 210 minutes or 3.5 hours.
The production is completely controlled by computers, so that everything perfectly matches the declared characteristics of power, torque, etc., so that no details and mistakes are missed. At the end of the assembly, the specialist who assembled the engine fastens a plate with his painting on it.
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