Ford already provides a V-8 nicknamed the Godzilla, and shortly there could also be a stronger providing with the identify Megazilla.
A search by way of the database of the US Patent and Trademark Workplace reveals a trademark submitting for “Megazilla,” which was made by Ford on Sept. 16.
It was particularly filed within the part for crate motors, masking each conventional internal-combustion crate motors in addition to the brand new area of electrical crate motors, one thing Ford has explored with its Eluminator electrical crate motor unveiled on the 2021 SEMA present.
Ford Efficiency Product Supervisor Mike Goodwin in 2020 talked about a brand new crate engine derived from the Godzilla V-8, which he known as the Megazilla. It is doable Ford is presently doing the prep work for the launch of the engine, although automakers typically file emblems merely to guard the identify, maybe from it being utilized by a rival.
The Godzilla is a 7.3-liter V-8 that debuted within the 2020 Ford Tremendous Responsibility. It is designed for vans the place longevity tends to rank larger in significance than outright efficiency, and consequently incorporates a heavy-but-sturdy forged iron block. It is rated at 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 10-speed automated within the Tremendous Responsibility and a 6-speed auto in Ford’s Medium Responsibility vans.
Will a future Megazilla model with pressured induction flip as much as dethrone the 1,000-hp Hellephant from Mopar? We’ll have to attend and see.