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Ford 7.3L Godzilla Engine

The Godzilla is a 7.3-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine from Ford Motor used to power three-quarter ton and one-ton heavy duty trucks like the Ford Super Duty. Featuring an overhead valve (OHV), pushrod design, in a V configuration, the Godzilla architecture was added to Ford’s heavy duty lineup of engines alongside theĀ 6.2L Boss and the 6.7L Power Stroke turbodiesel for the 2020 model year. As we write this, the Godzilla is the largest displacement gasoline engine manufactured by the Ford Motor Company.

While typical modern engine designs use an overhead camshaft setup, which utilizes fewer moving parts as well as superior intake and exhaust valve timing, Ford decided to stay with a traditional pushrod configuration for the Godzilla. Ford however promises class-leading fuel economy, performance and reliability. The Ford 7.3L Godzilla engine powers the following vehicles:

  • Ford Super Duty


Engine familyTBA
Displacement7.3 liters
Configuration & cylindersV configuration, eight cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationLongitudinal
Valve configurationOverhead valve (OHV) with variable valve timing
Assembly sitesWindsor, Ontario
PredecessorFord 6.2L V8
SuccessorCurrently none


Bore107.2 mm
Stroke101 mm
Compression ratioTBA
Max power @ RPM430 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Max torque @ RPM475 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Cylinder headCast aluminum
Cylinder blockCast iron
Camshaft driveChain

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive WheelsPower@ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPM
Ford F-250Ten-speed automaticRear or four-wheel-drive430 @ 5,500 475 @ 4,000
Ford F-350Ten-speed automaticRear or four-wheel-drive430 @ 5,500 475 @ 4,000
Ford Super Duty TremorTen-speed automaticRear or four-wheel-drive430 @ 5,500 475 @ 4,000


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