Ford’s all-new 7.3-liter “Godzilla” gas V8 has escaped the 2020 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty, and you can now buy it as a crate engine. Available from the Ford Performance website, you can get your hands on one (part number M-6007-73) for $8,150.
In stock tune, the engine produces 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, and Ford mates it to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This price is strictly for the engine assembly, so you will have to source your own transmission and the necessary wiring for whatever vehicle in which you’d want to install this engine. Ford Performance does say the assembly includes the intake and throttle body, left and right exhaust manifolds, the production oil pan and cooler, ignition coils and wires, the production flex plate, a shipping and storage cradle and the factory lift brackets. As shipped, the kit weighs 737 pounds.
Of course, if you’re looking to source a Godzilla for your build project, the fun doesn’t have to stop there. If you’re willing to forgo the crate engine’s warranty (and yes, it does come with one), you can tune the V8 to produce much more grunt. Companies like Whipple are also making supercharger kits. Install one of those, and you can supposedly get your Godzilla V8 up to 700 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque.
Going that route does double the price of the engine (the kit costs $8,200), but it would make any project rig into a beast. Let us know if you’re planning to build out a project (or have some interesting ideas) with this crate engine in the comments!
H/T to Carscoops for alerting us to the FPP crate engine.