Ford is reportedly working on a twin-turbo 7.3-liter 'Godzilla' V8
The V8 may be a dying breed, but Ford is reportedly doubling its 7.3-liter "Godzilla" truck engine with a new, double-charged (get it? Doubling?) Prototype that is being tested in its Super Duty pickups becomes.
In its simplest, probably severely under-used form, Ford's big workhorse V8 puts out a respectable 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. With two augers screwed onto it, there will be some serious headroom, especially in the torque department. Thanks to its iron block, it should be able to handle a ton of twist-down low - maybe even enough to push exhaust-plagued diesel models into the periphery of the heavy-duty pickup market.
Ford Authority reports that two such prototypes have been built with the increased torque monster under the hood. We have no reason to believe that there are any other variants of this engine in the works or other platforms it might be designed for, but an aluminum block variant of the same engine could be used in the Mustang or, perhaps more appropriately, the upcoming F. -150 Raptor R, which Ford has already confirmed, is powered by an unspecified V8.
The Raptor would certainly be a good candidate for a lightweight version of a twin-turbo Godzilla, especially since it benefits from chassis upgrades that could allow it to handle the extra power. Still, we think it's unlikely, at best, that a performance variant of this prototype will make it under the hood of every enthusiast product, regardless of backlogs from dedicated buyers who have money for a very fast, very expensive toy.
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