2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty's 7.3L "Godzilla" V-8 Now a Crate Engine

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty's 7.3L "Godzilla" V-8 Now a Crate Engine

Fans of shoehorning gigantic engines in vehicles they don't belong, rejoice: Ford Performance has announced that you can now individually purchase the so-called "Godzilla" 7.3-liter gasoline-fed V-8 engine introduced on the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup as a crate motor. We suggest you bring two things to the table, should you be interested: The $8,150 Ford Performance is charging for this beastly engine, and some measuring tape to see if it'll fit in your ride. Why should you be interested in Ford's 7.3-liter V-8? Well, the engine is so gnarly, it managed to steal some attention from the 2020 Super Duty's updated 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V-8 when the heavy-duty pickup launched last year. That's not easy to do, considering heavy duty diesels' huge torque numbers and those engines' general rad-itude. Here are the quick stats: The pushrod V-8 puts out 430 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 475 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 7.3-liter brute punted the gigantic, 7,200-ish-pound 2020 Ford F-250 Tremor we tested earlier this year to 60 mph in only 7.3 seconds. Oh yeah, that's quick. Imagine what it could do in something, say, smaller? The Ford V-8 runs a high 10.5:1 compression ratio and features a tough cast-iron block, aluminum heads, and good old-fashioned port fuel injection. Included in the crate engine's price is an intake and throttle body; exhaust manifolds; an oil pan and oil cooler; ignition coils and ...
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