Ford’s New Godzilla 7.3-Liter V8 Can Fit Into A Mustang
Just because it fits doesn’t mean it sits. Well, not production-wise, anyway. Motor Authority was in attendance at the Chicago Auto Show, and Mike Levine, a spokesperson for Ford, mentioned to them that the all-new 7.3-liter gasoline engine recently released by Ford would fit inside a Ford Mustang.
The new gasoline cam-in-block engine was developed as a power option for the new Super Duty F-Series trucks. The heavy iron-block would certainly cause some weight and balance issues, so don’t expect a production 7.3-liter Mustang. Although, we wouldn’t put it past someone to stuff one inside for a SEMA build or something along those lines.
The F-150 lineup may see the new 7.3-liter powering its lineup, and that does not exclude the off-road Raptor. The first-generation Raptor came equipped with a 6.2-liter V8, and after that it was powered by a twin-turbo V6 capable of 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
Numbers on the 7.3-liter have not been released just yet, but Ford is already claiming that it could take “most powerful gas V8 in its class” honors. It will also be shifted by a new 10-speed automatic transmission.