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Ford has a thriller monster motor within the works.
The automaker presently affords a 7.3-liter V8 generally known as “Godzilla” within the F-Series Super Duty and E-Series truck traces and in addition sells it as a standalone crate engine for customized and racing automobile builders, but it surely appears to be like like a sequel will probably be premiering quickly.
Ford Efficiency Product Supervisor Mike Goodwin instructed the Efficiency Racing Trade information outlet in 2020 that his group was engaged on a “super-secret project” it calls the “Megazilla” that will probably be extra highly effective than the 430 horsepower Godzilla, however not a lot has been heard of it since.
That was till Ford filed for a trademark on the Megazilla title on September 16.
The applying says the title is meant to be used with “crate motors, specifically, electrical motors and inside combustion engines for vehicles; and powertrains for vehicles.”
That leaves the door open to quite a lot of prospects and no official announcement has been made, neither is it clear when one will.
Ford shouldn’t be participating on this 12 months’s Specialty Tools Market Affiliation (SEMA) Present in Las Vegas, which is concentrated on elements and equipment and the standard venue for this form of efficiency product to be revealed.
Tuners have already built Godzilla engines with over 700 horsepower with out reverting to using turbochargers or superchargers, and greater than 1,000 hp with them, so there may be a variety of potential within the V8, which presently lists for $9,175 within the Ford Efficiency catalog.
The point out of electrical motors within the trademark utility is especially attention-grabbing as Ford presently sells an Eluminator electric crate motor, which is rated at 281 hp and 371 lb-ft of torque and was swapped right into a 1978 Ford F-100 Customized constructed for final 12 months’s SEMA Present.