When Ford Performance announced that it would make its awesome 7.3L Godzilla V8 a crate engine, just about everybody’s mind went to one place: the Ford Mustang. However, would-be engine swappers were disappointed to find out that the intake manifold of the Godzilla V8 wouldn’t clear the space under the hood of the iconic muscle car. So, FPP worked on a solution that would allow for Godzilla engine swaps in the Ford Mustang without the hood ending up looking like a hunchback. The low-clearance Ford Performance Godzilla V8 intake manifold has finally been turned into a salable product which should already be available for purchase, according to the video below posted by REVan Evan.
Ford Performance 7.3L Godzilla V8 Low Profile Intake: Details
Ford Performance paid close attention to what the fans had in mind for pricing this vital component to the engine, and with an MSRP of $1,125, it’s safe to say it won’t break the bank. Also, swapping out the air intake manifold for the 7.3L Godzilla V8 is quite simple, as the entire system was designed to bolt on in place of the old one. But, while it’s more practical for fitting into project vehicles, it also improves the performance of the crate engine.
The Ford Performance Godzilla V8 Low Clearance Air Intake features slightly shorter runners, which promote a higher power band over stock thanks to them being wider than what comes with the truck manifold. Based on the results from testing with the prototype, the Intake manifold adds around 15 lb-ft of torque and about ten horsepower over the stock intake. The video also revealed that it could handle other modifications, such as turbochargers or nitrous, without any issues, at least based on the parameters Ford Performance tested it with.
All of this means that installing the Godzilla crate engine into something like the Mustang shouldn’t be as tricky as before. Still, while convenience is vital, adding power is also significantly beneficial. We suspect this product will sell quite well and boost the popularity of the 7.3L V8 engine for project builds in the future. Hopefully, we’ll see some creations at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas later this year.