The 7.3-liter Ford Megazilla Crate engine costs almost the same as a new Ford Maverick

by alex

It is based on the Godzilla engine

Ford announced its Megazilla engine almost exactly a year ago, and now the manufacturer has finally started selling it. Based on the more powerful Godzilla engine available in some heavy-duty Ford pickups, the 7.3-liter Megazilla engine produces 615 horsepower and 865 pound-feet of torque from 7.3 liters.

It does this without any help from forced induction, but despite the lack of a supercharger or turbocharger, it still costs a pretty penny: $22,995. For comparison, a new Maverick pickup costs $25,640.

Interestingly, this amount does not include the starter. The engine produces 84 horsepower per liter using two valves per cylinder and pushrods, making it more powerful and volume-efficient than General Motor's LS7, which produced about 72 horsepower per liter and had a total output of 505 horsepower. The LS7 was all aluminum, while the Megazilla had an iron block and aluminum heads. It has the same block, wiring harness and steel crankshaft as the standard Godzilla. However, the pistons and connecting rods are forged and made specifically for aftermarket engines.

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Even though the industry is gradually switching to electric vehicles, the «Big Three» automakers continue to create and sell powerful internal combustion engines. For example, the 6.2-liter Redeye with 807 hp. from the Dodge Direct Connection catalog costs $12,995. GM's supercharged LT4 engine can be had for about $18,000.

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