Ford says demand for the Eluminator E-Crate Motor wildly exceeded expectations.

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The North American director of Ford Accessories, Mark Wilson, told Ford Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, in a recent interview that the Eluminator is already sold out. However, Wilson also noted that more units are on the way. “We’ll make as many as we need to, as the market demands,” Wilson said.

Ford’s first electric crate motor retails for $3,900, produces 281 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, and is street-legal in all 50 states. The motor’s small footprint – just 570 millimeters (22.5 inches) long – means that the Eluminator will fit in all sorts of vehicles, new and old, as the automaker proved by stuffing two of them in its 1978 F-100 concept, which in this case provide a combined output of 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels.

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