Twin-Turbo 7.3L Godzilla in the Ford GT?
When you hear this kind of news about a twin-turbo Godzilla V8 possibly going into the Ford GT, you know it’s going to be a good day. In its current configuration, the Ford GT is no slouch, but it’s hard to think of an American supercar like the GT with a V6.
Powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost with an impressive 647 horsepower output, it earns its title as a supercar. Ford describes it as “innovative.” From its aerodynamically optimized shape to its multifunctional buttresses, it’s designed for pure performance. When looking at the pictures, it’s stunning, but to purists, something’s missing.
Ford Testing Godzilla in GT?
You can’t deny the allure of the Ford GT and what it brings to the table, but you know what would make it better? An insane twin-turbo 7.3L Godzilla V8. Guess what? Now it’s possible they’ll put one in before all is said and done. Ford Authority exclusively reported on a Ford GT driving around the Detroit Metro area being tested with a powertrain unlike what’s in the current model.
There is good reason to believe this could end up becoming a reality. An engine reported by Ford Authority a few months ago was said to potentially end up in the Ford GT. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. One of which is the GT driving around Detroit has an EPA-style exhaust, which is necessary if the car was receiving an upgraded powertrain. If nothing were to change, the EPA certification would carry over to newer models.
Another reason is the Ford Godzilla could fit into the Ford GT. How, you might ask? It’s slotted to be smaller than the EcoBoost V6 the supercar currently sports. Next, the Raptor R, which comes out next year, will be equipped with a supercharged 5.2L Predator V8, found in the current Shelby GT500. With Ford’s intentions of eventually becoming all-electric, what better way to ride out into the sunset than adding a fan favorite to a classic?
Ford GT production is on the down and out and scheduled to conclude following the 2022 model. However, production has been extended twice, although it’s unclear if Ford will continue that trend. Pairing an iconic engine with an iconic car makes sense, and we’re hoping Ford gives fans what they want.