Stepping away from a 20-year old tradition, Ford has added a pushrod engine option to the 2020 Super Duty lineup, and it’s available now through Ford Performance as a crate engine. While massive changes to designs that have been so consistent over the years hardly ever go over smoothly with consumers, the new Ford Godzilla V8 engine however should be welcomed with open arms as this engine offers the opening of a new chapter for the modern Ford. One that features larger displacements and screaming all natural power.
The new powerhouse puts out an incredible 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque in stock form and is said to be capable of making nearly 600 horsepower with a bit of tuning. If that still leaves you wanting, Whipple offers a 3.0-liter supercharger system that will bump those numbers up to 700 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. The stage 2 kit includes a Whipple twin-screw supercharger and a Roval 132mm billet throttle body and is about as plug and play as a supercharger kit can be.
Ford’s Godzilla 7.3L has definitely proven itself as a worthy power plant for the Super Duty lineup. However, with specs like this it is hard to imagine it as just a truck engine and not a high performance option for the Mustang. Although, it looks like Ford is offering enthusiasts the opportunity to beat them to the punch as Ford Performance has officially listed the Godzilla V8 for sale as a crate engine.
The official sale price is listed at around $8,000 and includes the usual crate engine goodies such as an intake, throttle body, exhaust manifolds, oil pan, ignition coils and wires, and flex plate. That should give the Ford engine swap junkies out there a jump start on a large displacement build for their pony car, muscle car, or SUV.
Let the engine swaps begin!
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