The possibilities are seriously exciting.
Much like the Hellcat engine, Ford's Godzilla V8 is something that has captured the imagination of those obsessed with insane horsepower figures. It's currently offered in the Super Duty range of F-Series trucks and produces up to 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque there. Of course, it's capable of a lot more with a little tuning, but it's not just tuners who want to extract more power out of it. Ford Authority is reporting that the Blue Oval is working on adding a pair of turbos to the Godzilla 7.3-liter V8 and we can't help but wonder if this is the Megazilla engine we were previously teased with.
According to the report, the twin-turbo version of the Godzilla V8 is being tested in "at least two Ford Super Duty models" and is an absolute "monster". These prototype vehicles feature heat shields on each side of the front end and a modified hood, so if you see these out in the wild, be sure to send us some photos. However, that's where the news pretty much ends. We don't know if these engines will make it to production and we have no clue as to the horsepower or torque figures that Ford is targeting with these upgraded engines. Of course, it'll be plenty.
If the engine does make it to production, it's unlikely that we'll see it do duty in regular passenger vehicles as Ford has previously said that this is a truck engine and there aren't any plans to put it in something like a Mustang, as cool as that would be. Still, there's hope yet that the monstrous motor could make its way to a performance vehicle. The F-150 Raptor R is expected to be powered by the Mustang Shelby GT500's 5.2-liter supercharged V8, but Ford could well create a bigger Super Duty Raptor. We'd like to think that Ford is going to throw a big spanner in the works and crush the Ram TRX by putting this motor in the Raptor R.