This past summer, Ford Performance released their massive 7.3 liter, 430 hp Godzilla V8 as a crate engine. It was only a matter of time before people started playing with them, and now we have proof they can go well over 700 hp on the dyno. 790 hp, to be precise. And it’s still naturally aspirated. Prepare your ears for this video by REVan Evan.
The Godzilla in question has some upgrades to make this kind of power, obviously. Plus, while it’s naturally aspirated in this video’s dyno run, the engine is in an intermediary stage before it gets the Whipple 3.0 liter supercharger for the Godzilla engine. At it’s current stage, the most noticeable is a Visner billet intake. It’s built specifically for dyno testing, and it seems to be doing it’s job just fine.
The build also has Jesel Keyway lifters, a Charlie Westcott mechanical roller cam, and Wiseco pistons. The engine also revs impressively high, with 7,600 rpm as the highest in the test, and sounds fantastic doing so. This proves just how capable the Ford Godzilla V8 is before they even add forced induction.
But given the owner, Brian Wolfe, is planning on adding the Whipple 3.0 liter supercharger on top of the Ford Godzilla V8, we can expect much, much more from this engine. Wolfe says his plan is to drop it in a Fox body dragster Mustang which will compete in the Ultra Street or NMCA Extreme Street class. To be competitive there, you need over 1,500 hp. Luckily, Wolfe said he believes the engine can hit 900 horses before the supercharger, and that 1,600 hp shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve. Dang!
REVan Evan’s channel will continue to highlight this build, so watch this space for any important updates and the final product. This more than proves Ford made the right decision when they introduced the Godzilla V8 as a crate engine. We can’t wait to see what other builds pop up in the future.