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NEW 6.8L V8 EXPECTED FOR FORD SUPER DUTY TRUCKS

The Engine Could Be A More Fuel Efficient Alternative To The 7.2L Godzilla V8

Ford F-250 Super Duty
Image via Ford.

A few years ago, Canadian auto union leaders confirmed that Ford Motor Company plant in Windsor, Ontario would begin producing a 6.8L V8, presumably for trucks, as well as the Mustang. While the latter isn’t actually expected,  this Godzilla-based 6.8L pushrod V8 could be a replacement for the old 6.2L Boss engine currently found on Ford Super Duty trucks. Since Ford is expected to debut refreshed F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks for the 2024 model year soon, this big engine has once again been thrust into the limelight.

6.8L V8 For Ford Super Duty: Details

Ford Motor Company currently offers three engine choices in its Super Duty trucks. The 6.7L Power Stroke diesel, and two gas V8 options: the 6.2-liter Boss and 7.3-liter Godzilla. The Boss engine provides a bump in fuel economy and decent power figures, but as pointed out by Ford Muscle. Ford could retire the 6.2-liter Boss engine and replace it with a Godzilla variant to trim the budget and streamline manufacturing.

7.3L Godzilla V8 Crate Engine and Transmission Kit

Ford hasn’t officially stated that the new 6.8L engine would be a Godzilla variant, though the Windsor engine plant in charge of building the new engine also produces the Godzilla. So, it would make sense to build off of the same platform with less machining and added pistons instead of creating a completely new one. Though, at this point, things are pure speculation as the Blue Oval hasn’t released any details on power or internals. It’s possible that this new 6.8L engine is being manufactured for a fuel-conscious demand to satisfy Ford’s overall mpg goal.

The 7.3L Godzilla V8 engine is the perfect breeding ground for making substantial horsepower. The 445 cubic-inch small-block was Ford’s return to making powerful pushrod engines. In stock form, it makes 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. But once Ford Performance decided to offer the engine as a crate unit, the aftermarket exploded with modifications, including superchargers and intake manifolds. We’ve seen high horsepower builds all over the internet, and having a potent engine with better fuel economy added to the engine for the Ford Super Duty trucks makes sense.

Superformance has stuck a Godzilla V8 Into their MKIII R Shelby Cobra replica
Image Via Facebook.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac lives in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, and enjoys camping and kendo sticks.

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