CAR REVIEW | CORVETTE STINGRAY | VLOG # 17


The pushrod powerhouse is lastly out there as a standalone device.

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Ford’s 5.-liter Coyote V8 is its motor of preference when it arrives to muscle cars, and its dual overhead cams the standard valvetrain since the Modular V8 was introduced in 1990. It was stunning, then, when Ford announced it was generating a new 7.3-liter pushrod V8 for its new Tremendous Responsibility F-250 and F-350 pickups. This motor, regarded as the Godzilla, is formidable to say the the very least. And now it can be Ford Performance’s most recent crate motor, which means you can obtain it sans truck and stuff the giant V8 anywhere your dim coronary heart wants, experiencesMuscle mass Autos and Vans.

The seven.3-liter V8 was posted to the Ford Performance website this 7 days as component selection M-6007-73, offered for a cool $8,one hundred fifty. That’s not necessarily low-priced, but then again, you are finding a whole lot for the income.

Ford’s Godzilla motor is no slouch when it will come to its development. It has an iron block, aluminum heads, and a forged steel crankshaft. Many thanks to port gasoline injection and 10.five:one compression, it makes 430 horsepower at five,500 RPM, and 475 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 RPM. That torque is the key amount, as this engine is supposed to be an choice to Ford’s PowerStroke diesel motor. It also comes with more than just the block and heads⁠—Ford includes an consumption and throttle body, exhaust manifolds, the creation oil pan/cooler, ignition coils and wires, and a flex plate to assist mount a transmission.

And just since it was supposed to be an choice to a very low-revving diesel would not imply it are not able to be modified to have a very little additional oomph on the horsepower conclusion of things. Pushrod engines like those people presented by Chevy and Chrysler are famous for their tunability, and Ford’s Godzilla is no distinctive. Supercharger kits are previously provided by corporations like Procharger and Whipple. And if you aren’t intrigued in pressured induction, individuals are acquiring figures as higher as 600 horsepower with fundamental mods.

So if you have been itching to get your fingers on Ford’s most recent pushrod powerhouse, you might be in luck. For 8 grand, it is in the price tag-array of aggressive engines from Chevrolet and Mopar. But of class, if you might be a die-hard Ford guy, this will be the only big-block you can expect to be on the lookout at.

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