Ever since Ford unveiled its 7.3L V8 engine known as Godzilla, we have been patiently waiting for the aftermarket to do their work. While the massive 446 cubic-inch pushrod engine is impressive from the factory with 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, it has already been demonstrated that this motor is ready for more power. Whipple Superchargers apparently shares our opinion, as the company has just unveiled its supercharger kit for Godzilla.
Whipple Superchargers is a highly respected name when it comes to forced induction, with their claim to fame being their ability to extract more horsepower per pound of boost than any other blower company. A long time favorite of hot-rodders and sports car owners alike, the company is again stepping into the world of trucks to tackle the 7.3L motor that calls the Super Duty lineup trucks home.
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. We’ve already seen a slightly tweaked N/A version of the Godzilla V8 produce nearly 600 horsepower, which leaves us to believe there is a lot left on the table with this kit.
Whipple Superchargers has also been able to program the Super Duty’s 10-speed automatic to utilize the added power most effectively, keeping the engine in its ideal torque band. While we love the idea of a blown F-250, the thought of a supercharged Godzilla in a Foxbody Mustang won’t leave us.
The biggest issue with swapping a Godzilla V8 into any car is the fact that Ford Performance currently does not offer the engine as a crate motor. Perhaps this will change as more aftermarket support comes online for the largest truck engine on the market.