Ford's 7.3-Liter Godzilla V8 Is About To Get Even Better

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With a little help from Whipple.

The facelifted 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty is available with three different engines under the hood. A base 6.2-liter puts out 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque but it is the two option engines that you should be interested in. The 6.7-liter turbo Power Stroke diesel V8 is our favorite of the bunch, thanks to its massive 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. But if you don't feel like shelling out $10,495 for the diesel engine, the 7.3-liter gasoline V8 is also a great option.

Internally known as Godzilla, this massive V8 engine is a more modest $2,045 upgrade on the F-250 and increases the output to 430 hp and 474 lb-ft of torque. The Godzilla engine is already the most powerful gas engine ever offered in a Super Duty, but Whipple Superchargers is about to make it even more potent.

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Whipple has just released a Stage 2 bolt-on supercharger kit for the Ford F-250 7.3-liter V8. The kit includes a 3.0-liter twin-screw supercharger with a Roval 132mm billet throttle body that requires no cutting or grinding to bolt up to the factory engine. With the Stage 2 system installed, Whipple says the F-250 will produce 700 hp at the flywheel with 750 lb-ft of torque. While still shy of the PowerStroke's gaudy 1,050 lb-ft figure, this supercharged F-250 should be much quicker in a straight line.

"Nobody puts more time and resources into the development then Whipple," the company says. "The proof is in the product, more power per lb of boost than any other system. The key to making such incredible reliable power is in the Whipple unique twin-screw supercharger, massive air-to-water intercooler, oversized Crusher air system, and innovative PCM programming that keeps the power-train safe and secure. Whether you're looking for a daily driver that needs a little more punch or you're craving a tire-frying, rubber shredding street machine, the Whipple Supercharger systems deliver like no other system today."

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The company notes that the images posted on its website are prototypes but will be offered in a variety of colors including black, red, white, and blue. Pricing isn't listed but Whipple does list a charge of $600 to add a color and labor likely is not included in the price. Whipple will even recalibrate the 10-speed automatic transmission to keep the factory offroad, tow, eco, and sport modes available.

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