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The 7.3L Pushrod V8 Is Currently Found In The Ford Super Duty Lineup

7.3L Ford Godzilla V8 Engine
Ford Godzilla V8. Image via Ford

When Ford announced a new 7.3L V8 engine for the 2020 F-250 Super Duty and 2020 F-350 Super Duty trucks, conversation immediately followed on how the company needed to officially offer this high-displacement pushrod truck motor as a crate engine. With a power output of 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque churning rather effortlessly, and with minimal rotational mass thanks to its cam-in-block design, the Godzilla V8 could be the Ford Performance enthusiast’s answer to the Chevy Small Block V8 and Mopar Hemi crate engines currently available for order. It appears the folks working in Dearborn have listened, as Ford Performance has officially listed the 7.3L Godzilla V8 as a crate engine for $8,150.

Along with the engine, the order includes: intake and throttle body, left and right exhaust manifolds, production oil pan/cooler, ignition coils and wires, production flex plate, M-6038-73 shipping and storage cradle, and factory lift brackets. The engine also comes with a warranty. However, it would be up to the owner to find a transmission to pair it with, as well as the various wiring and other plug-and-play equipment for their Ford Performance project.

Ford Super Duty Tremor Godzilla V8

If 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque just isn’t enough for you animals, Whipple announced a 3.0L supercharger system for the Ford Godzilla V8 earlier this year. The all new Stage 2 supercharger system features the Gen 5 3.0L Whipple twin-screw supercharger, and requires no cutting or grinding during installation. A Roval 132mm billet throttle body is unique to the stage 2 package as well, which helps the big-block Ford make up to 700 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. Although, with just a bit of tuning, the 7.3L V8 can produce nearly 600 horsepower without any forced induction.

While the Ford Godzilla V8 seems originally intended for the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty, we can’t help but imagine more than just a few people swapping in this massive monster of a motor into the likes of a Mustang muscle car. Or perhaps a second-generation Bronco, Excursion, to deliver big power.

Hat tip to reader Ben! Thanks for being a fan.

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