In all likelihood, expect it to churn out more power than the Godzilla and the Coyote mills

Ford’s Godzilla engine is old news now, as there’s a new 6.8-liter V-8 powerhouse in the works. This news comes courtesy of the President of a Canadian trade union for auto workers, who claims that Ford is building a new 6.8-liter V-8 engine. While unconfirmed by Ford, this engine is expected to be offered in both the F-150 and the Mustang.

Ford’s New 6.8-liter Could Land In the Ford Mustang and F-150

A 6.8-Liter, Pushrod V-8 Could Land in the Ford F-150 And Mustang by 2022
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The President of the union, Jerry Dias, let this news out in the open during a press conference on September 22. The union, Unifor, had been bargaining with Ford, which resulted in a billion-dollar deal. Both parties have reached a three-year partnership agreement that will result in Ford investing $1.95 billion into Canadian operations. About $1.8-billion of it will go towards retooling the Oakville operations to produce five new electric vehicles beginning four years from now.

Dias didn’t provide any further details, but in the half-an-hour-long press conference, he mentioned the 6.8-liter V-8 a few times. Unifor’s press release spilled the beans about development of the new pushrod engine, but it was Dias that told us it would be a 6.8-liter. He even went on to say that the 6.8-liter engine would be used in derivatives for the Mustang and F-150.

Does Ford need a New V-8 When It Already Has a 7.3-liter Pushrod V-8?

A 6.8-Liter, Pushrod V-8 Could Land in the Ford F-150 And Mustang by 2022
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After Ford came up with the 5.2-liter V-8 for the Mustang Shelby GT500 that makes 760 ponies and 625 pound-feet of twist, there weren’t many expectations for a bigger engine. Some speculated that the Godzilla engine was plonked under the hood for two big reasons. First, it is slightly smaller than the 5.0-liter Coyote in terms of size, and secondly the fact that Whipple is developing a new supercharger for this mill. Now, however, things seem to be heading a new way.

Even though it sounds quaint in a “no replacement for displacement” sentiment, a 7.3-liter engine in a muscle car sounds a little too much in today’s world.

Call it a psychological barrier, but a 6.X-liter engine in a ‘car’ would be better off. As Hagerty notes, the new Windsor mill could be an all-aluminum block as opposed to Godzilla’s iron construction, thus making it lighter as well.

While it is said to be used only in derivatives of the F-150 and the Mustang, there could be a surprise application of this engine – the Bronco Warthog. Ford has shattered all our hopes of seeing a V-8 under the Bronco’s hood from the factory, but the Bronco Warthog could probably be powered by the new 6.8-liter V-8 pushrod mill. This is a wild speculation, so take it with a pinch of salt.

A 6.8-Liter, Pushrod V-8 Could Land in the Ford F-150 And Mustang by 2022
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A new engine is always exciting and we can’t wait to hear more about it. Although it is speculated to be a V-8, it must be noted that Ford did offer a 6.8-liter V-10 in the past. So, are we saying that it could be a V-10? Well, we’ll leave that to your imagination *wink wink*

What are your thoughts on this news? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Source: Windsor Star

Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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