An Even More Powerful Crate Engine

Superformance has stuck a Godzilla V8 Into their MKIII R Shelby Cobra replica
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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?

7.3L Godzilla V8 Crate Engine and Transmission Kit

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.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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