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Prototype Ford 7.3L V8 Godzilla Intake Manifold Appears To Deliver: Video

Back in 2020, the naturally-aspirated Ford 7.3L V8 Godzilla powerplant was added to the Ford Performance catalog in crate engine form, and just last month, the automaker began selling a complete powertrain package including that particular engine along with the Ford Super Duty 10R140 transmission. Thus far, the Godzilla V8 has proven to be quite the powerhouse, even with modest modifications, though the production powerplant isn’t a great fit in some applications. However, as we learned just last week, Ford has been working on a new intake manifold that aims to rectify that issue, and early testing by YouTuber REVan Evan proves that it’s more than up to the task.

Due to the Godzilla’s upswept throttle neck on the stock intake manifold, The Blue Oval was forced to add a gigantic, goofy-looking hood scoop to its Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 prototype that was testing a new manual transmission control pack and engine crate combination. However, this new intake features a more conventional design, which means that it will fit in far more applications without having to hack up the hood.

In this new video, we get to see the difference between the Godzilla’s stock intake manifold and the new unit on the dyno, or at least a prototype version of the latter. Versus the stock intake, the new version actually improved output by around 10 horsepower and 15 pound-feet of torque, while also increasing the latter throughout the rpm range.

Those are impressive results, indeed, particularly when we consider that this intake was really developed solely for fitment purposes. Regardless, being able to gain some power in the process certainly won’t make this new intake manifold any less desirable for anyone trying to cram it in a vehicle like a Mustang, either.

We’ll have more on the Ford 7.3L V8 Godzilla engine soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. rapturd

    Put in Raptor

  2. John

    Awesome engine and love the new intake that should help put a 7.3L into more applications.

  3. blksn8k

    Although this engine has considerably more internal displacement than the DOHC Coyote V8 it is actually a more compact design due to the less massive cylinder heads. So there shouldn’t be any “cramming” required, especially if the vehicle was already designed for the Coyote. The only real issue was the height of the intake manifold since this engine was originally designed to be used in Super Duty trucks. This new manifold apparently solves that problem.

  4. Ken Hobson

    When will the new 7.3 Godzilla manifold become available??

  5. steve

    well, ford took years to bring out the 572 after news flash!!, so, dont hold our breath.


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