Ford Reportedly Working on Twin-turbo Godzilla V8

Could Godzilla be any more powerful? No, not the Japanese monster. We’re talking about Ford’s 7.3-litre V8 engine that’s currently available in Super Duty pickups where it delivers up to 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.

Tuning specialists could show you the way, but it looks like the Blue Oval automaker is already working on a bigger, brawnier version.

According to Ford Authority, which received information from sources familiar with the company’s research and development projects, Ford engineers have fitted a pair of turbochargers to the engine. Can you imagine that?

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Described as a verifiable “monster,” the twin-turbo V8 is reportedly being tested in at least two Ford Super Duty models, more specifically prototypes equipped with heat shields on each corner of the front end, along with a modified hood treatment.

Fans of the Mustang should not get their hopes up. Ford has previously said that Godzilla is a truck engine and there are no plans to put it in regular passenger vehicles. What about the future F-150 Raptor R, then? This model is coming next year with presumably the Mustang Shelby GT500’s supercharged 5.2-litre as a direct response to the Ram 1500 TRX.

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But who knows? Maybe Ford is thinking about a Super Duty Raptor. For now, it’s unclear whether the twin-turbo Godzilla V8 will actually make it to production.

We’ll follow this story over the next few months and you’ll be among the first to hear about new developments.

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