Ford makes deal with Windsor plant, 6.8-liter V8s for F-150 and Mustang in 2022
Ford's new deal with its Windsor engine production plants means that big blocks are coming to the F-150 and Mustang!
Amongst all of the EV news and lower emissions and other environmental prosperity, Ford decided to make a new massive V8 engine to go alongside its other massive V8 engine. The Blue Oval's latest 7.3-liter V8, named Godzilla, is already turning heads in Ford's biggest trucks, and while that engine is incredible in its own right, today's topic though is a different V8.
In a recent deal with Unifor, Ford's Windsor engine plants will be producing a new 6.8-liter V8 for the F-150 and Mustang. This is a component of Ford's recent $2 billion investment in its Canadian operations. Ford's Oakville plant, the same plant for producing all-star hits like the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT, will be getting retooled to produce EVs, the Windsor plant will be producing some of the largest displacement engines in Ford's history. Talk about a Jekyll and Hyde situation.
While we have no information on the new V8, other than the fact that its happening. I can't help but find it interesting that Ford is creating a new big block engine in a world of downsizing and product cuts, etc. Luckily, the F-150 and Mustang are staples of the American roadways, so I'm sure that this will only lead to more sales from the "no replacement for displacement" audience.
If I had to take a guess, based on the numbers from the current F-150 and Mustang, I'm going to assume that this new V8 will produce somewhere around 425-450 horsepower for the F-150, and an even 500 in the Mustang. Just my thought, and I can't imagine I'll be too far off, but what do you think? How much power do you think Ford's 6.8-liter V8 is going to make? Comment Below!