The Horsepower Wars continue to manifest in new and different ways. In the truck space, customers are about to have two 700+ horsepower supercharged V8 pickups to choose from the factory. For electric vehicles, we see the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 delivering 1,000 horsepower and a 0-60 time of just 3.0 seconds, and Rivian with an 835 horsepower R1T. And in the crate engine space, we see two standout offerings from both Mopar and Chevrolet Performance. The former has a 1,000 horsepower supercharged Hellephant V8 crate engine for sale. The latter is a 10.4L naturally aspirated ZZ632 Big Block V8, pushing an all-motor 1,004 horsepower. And soon, it looks like Ford Performance will enter the mix with the “Megazilla” engine, according to the USPTO.
Ford Megazilla Crate Engine: Details
While the name was teased in a video uploaded by PRI over a year ago, signaling a high output crate engine on the way, the Megazilla name was officially applied for by Ford just last week, on September 16. The filing specifically describes “crate motors, namely, electric motors and internal combustion engines for automobiles; and powertrains for automobiles.” Yes, electric motors, too. Interesting, no?
We may be able to assume that the Megazilla crate engine will be more than capable of producing close to or more than 1,000 horsepower with a pair of turbos. But, of course, it all depends on how Ford goes about tuning the engine. Whipple bolted on a 3.0-liter supercharger to a Godzilla-powered F-250 and achieved some pretty incredible numbers. Others have also done incredible things to the Godzilla V8 crate engine, with several other builds pushing over 1,100 horses.
As for the official Megazilla crate engine, it’s likely to feature a pair of turbochargers forcing extra air into the combustion chambers of its massive cast iron block. We hope Ford Performance will break its silence on the matter soon , and reveal what the Megazilla crate engine exactly is, as well as its capabilities. But since Ford isn’t officially attending the 2022 SEMA Show, we’re not sure how, or when, the new crate engine will debut.