With seemingly every automaker placing their main focus on electrification, Ford’s 7.3L Godzilla V8 engine is truly a gift from the gearhead gods. Measuring in at a massive 446 cubic-inches, this push-rod V8 looks more like something out of 1970 than 2020. The engine has also proved to be quite the starting point for a build, with modified examples pushing nearly 800 horsepower all-motor. Ford Performance’s own Mike Goodwin recently spent some time with the folks over at Michigan’s Watson Racing, laying out details about what goodies the automaker will be providing for Godzilla V8 crate engine customers. Goodwin also hinted at the upcoming Megazilla V8 engine.
As the name might imply, the Megazilla V8 engine will slot above the current Godzilla V8 offering in Ford Performance’s crate engine lineup. Goodwin was rather coy with the details, but did go on to note that the Megazilla V8 will be a “pretty impressive package.” To our ears, this means quite a bit more oomph than the 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet produced by the standard engine. While it’s not clear exactly how much horsepower Ford hopes to get out of this motor, we’re willing to bet it isn’t going to be pushing 800 horsepower. And while that may be slightly disappointing, Ford Performance is rolling out some new hardware for individual builders.
Should you want to buy your own Godzilla V8 and crank it up a notch, Ford Performance is rolling out the Parts Control Pack. This package is specifically designed to help you build and shoehorn a Godzilla V8 into your hot rod or muscle car of choice. The package includes items like the throttle assembly, airbox assembly, PCM, and all the necessary wiring. It also includes a rather neat engine run stand, which comes mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic gearbox from the Super Duty as standard. Ford is also working on a separate engine run stand that can accommodate manual gearboxes, should you be planning to hook your motor up to an old fashioned stick.
Shops will also be able to get their hands on a plethora of Godzilla parts from Ford Performance, such as block, cylinder heads, and crankshafts. Furthermore, Ford Performance plans to roll out their own upgraded gasket and hardware kit for those looking to get serious power out of their Godzilla V8. The question is whether or not the Megazilla V8 will get the same amount of support from Ford after its debut.