These guys made the 7.3-litre Godzilla V8 churn out an incredible 1,100hp
A surprising amount of the engine remains stock!
The legendary "Godzilla" V8 'crate' motor from Ford has managed to defy even the expectations of even the harshest critics, proving it can handle power far beyond initial predictions, way beyond its stock 430hp and 475 lb/ft of torque in stock form.
Thanks to it being available as a crate engine from Ford themselves, the Godzilla engine has found its way into all kinds of incredible projects, with many tuners boosting the power to dizzying heights, including former Ford Racing director Brian Wolfe who managed to wrangle 787hp from the engine, without the need for any forced induction modifications.
The engine is used in a number of Ford's trucks.
However, that pales in comparison to Merkel Racing Engine's effort, who managed to squeeze over 1000hp from the pushrod V8 engine, thanks to the addition to two whopping turbochargers, and very little else.
The throttle body and OBR Maps have been upgraded and modified, along with a new twin intercooler system and a set of 1000cc injectors.
With 15psi of boost, at 5,800rpm this tuned Godzilla motor was putting out an astonishing 1114hp, more than twice the stock output. Torque peaked at a staggering 1,037 lb/ft at 5,400rpm, which is impressive. Not only that, but the majority of the engine internals were stock - the camshaft, rods and pistons were all left untouched and unmodified.
There's no plan for the impressive engine yet, but safe to say whatever it does end up in, it'll certainly be impressive!