Ford Mustang Not to Get 7.3-liter Naturally Aspirated V8

Low-speed engines will be installed solely on the company’s pickups.

The new 7.3-liter naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine named Godzilla will only be available for the Ford F-250, but Mustang’s muscle car will not get it.

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Last year, Ford introduced a powerful lower-level petrol engine called Godzilla, which was designed for the F-Series Super Duty pickups. It has recently appeared in the Ford branded parts catalog and became available for purchase for just $ 8,150. The engine of an archaic design with a lower camshaft arrangement is compact in size. It has a cast-iron cylinder block, aluminum heads, two valves per cylinder, a forged steel crankshaft, distributed fuel injection and variable valve timing.

Not surprisingly, Ford Mustang fans wanted to see the “Godzilla” under the hood of the muscle car, especially since it is possible from a technical point of view. However, the chief engineer of the Godzilla project, Pat Hertrich, told Muscle Cars & Trucks that the Ford Mustang would not get a 7.3-liter naturally aspirated V8, because the low-speed engine with a capacity of 436 hp was designed for long-term operation in difficult conditions, and there was no point in putting it on sports cars.

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