Ford's 5.0-liter Coyote V8 is its engine of choice when it comes to muscle cars, and its dual overhead cams the standard valvetrain since the Modular V8 was introduced in 1990. It was surprising, then, when Ford announced it was making a new 7.3-liter pushrod V8 for its new Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickups. This engine, known as the Godzilla, is formidable to say the least. And now it's Ford Performance's latest crate motor, meaning you can buy it sans truck and stuff the giant V8 wherever your dark heart desires, reports Muscle Cars and Trucks.
The 7.3-liter V8 was posted to the Ford Performance website this week as part number M-6007-73, available for a cool $8,150. That's not necessarily cheap, but then again, you're getting a lot for the money.
Ford's Godzilla engine is no slouch when it comes to its construction. It has an iron block, aluminum heads, and a forged steel crankshaft. Thanks to port fuel injection and 10.5:1 compression, it makes 430 horsepower at 5,500 RPM, and 475 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 RPM. That torque is the key number, as this engine is intended to be an alternative to Ford's PowerStroke diesel engine. It also comes with more than just the block and heads—Ford includes an intake and throttle body, exhaust manifolds, the production oil pan/cooler, ignition coils and wires, and a flex plate to help mount a transmission.
And just because it was intended to be an alternative to a low-revving diesel doesn't mean it can't be modified to have a little more oomph on the horsepower end of things. Pushrod engines like those offered by Chevy and Chrysler are famous for their tunability, and Ford's Godzilla is no different. Supercharger kits are already offered by companies like Procharger and Whipple. And if you aren't interested in forced induction, people are obtaining numbers as high as 600 horsepower with basic mods.
So if you've been itching to get your hands on Ford's latest pushrod powerhouse, you're in luck. For 8 grand, it's in the price-range of competitive engines from Chevrolet and Mopar. But of course, if you're a die-hard Ford guy, this will be the only big-block you'll be looking at.
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