I'm well aware of how an engine works and where the power comes from.
Exclusivity may have a small part in the price but that engine is definitely much more highly engineered and refined than any mass production engine you will see from Ford. It's not a knock against Ford and I'm sure the new engine will be a fantastic piece. However, you just can't compare it to a Ferrari engine. Ever.
A GT500 crate engine will set you back $20,000 to $25,000. Thats close to what an entire base mustang will set you back.
2011 Shelby GT 500: C&L CAI, Roush GT 500 Performance axlebacks, Steeda 2.65 Supercharger pulley with idler/belt tensioner, Ford SVT Custom Racing Tune, SVT package, Glass roof, Tech package
Gone: 2011 GT/CS Black
Gone: 2010 Sterling Gray GT, Track Pack