RE: Ford details new 7.3-litre (!) V8 truck engine

RE: Ford details new 7.3-litre (!) V8 truck engine

Friday 2nd August

Ford details new 7.3-litre (!) V8 truck engine

Turns out there still ain't no replacement for Ford, as its heavy-duty F Series is updated with 445 cubic inches of V8 muscle



Even in the good old days of engines, when supercars always had 12 cylinders (or more), VW put eight in a Passat and hot hatches revved to 8,500rpm (or might have had a V6), anything over 7.0-litres was the preserve of really silly stuff. The Zonda, the Viper, and that's about it. Yet here we are, on the brink of the 21st century's third decade, with Ford about to launch a brand-new 7.3-litre, naturally aspirated V8. For a pick up. There's some news for you!

It seemed Ford was (relatively speaking) committed to the downsizing route taken on by the industry, the Raptor's switch to a twin-turbo V6 from a supercharged V8 perhaps the most obvious example. Though for the real big boys - this 7.3 set to feature in the F-550, F-600, F-650 and F-750 - Ford maintains the benefits of capacity over anything else. "This engine has the largest displacement in its class and is designed to provide benefits in key areas like power, durability, ease of maintenance and total operating costs." For use on a farm or in the mountains for years and years, a large, relatively simple V8 would surely give reliable service for longer than anything more complex.


To the motor itself. It makes 430hp at 5,500rpm and 475lb ft at 4,000rpm; it's fitted with piston cooling jets to maintain level temps under duress, a forged steel crank for durability and "extra-large" main bearings. It will be paired with a 10-speed auto, or the old six-speed in the really enormous F-650 and F-750. The engine joins a Super Duty engine line up that also includes the puny 6.2 V8 - presumably for yellow bellies only - and 6.7-litre Power Stroke diesel, the latter set to be upgraded soon.

So there's life in the big engine for a bit, it would seem, if only in pick ups. Sold in America. Still, if you're anything like us and get a bit giddy at the prospect of an engine the size of Jupiter, any news about them is good news. For buyers in the States, expect to be able to place a 2020 Super Duty order soon...


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Baddie

Original Poster:

337 posts

161 months

Friday 2nd August
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Hot damn

cib24

790 posts

97 months

Friday 2nd August
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Brilliant. That will be a great workhorse, wonderful for towing, and will last probably 500,000 miles without breaking the bank keeping it going.

cognac1979

53 posts

45 months

Friday 2nd August
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Darn tootin

thelostboy

3,419 posts

169 months

Friday 2nd August
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God Bless America!

Big Robbo

170 posts

90 months

Friday 2nd August
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Yeee haaww, got to love the 'muricans

Krikkit

15,706 posts

125 months

Friday 2nd August
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I can't believe we've had so many posts without someone moaning about bhp/litre!


seefarr

641 posts

130 months

Friday 2nd August
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I guess this is going to replace the Triton V10:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Modular_engine#...

mwstewart

5,515 posts

132 months

Friday 2nd August
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Superb! It seems that this engine is my mind of news smile

AmosMoses

3,319 posts

109 months

Friday 2nd August
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Can I get a yeehaw?

Electronicpants

1,905 posts

132 months

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Pie-n-Peys

141 posts

62 months

Friday 2nd August
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Make 'murica great again!

Elatino1

293 posts

5 months

Friday 2nd August
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So, will it fit in a Fiesta? scratchchin

Dave Hedgehog

10,664 posts

148 months

Friday 2nd August
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Pie-n-Peys said:
Make 'murica great again!
Rest of the world - human action is destroying the planet, what can we do
Merica - bigger engines !

soad

30,229 posts

120 months

Friday 2nd August
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Elatino1 said:
So, will it fit in a Fiesta? scratchchin
Not a chance. hehe

Big GT

633 posts

36 months

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Swalsey

23 posts

110 months

Friday 2nd August
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Dave Hedgehog said:
Rest of the world - human action is destroying the planet, what can we do
Merica - bigger engines !
Exactly. Gotta love Americans? No. Any person anywhere daily driving massive trucks or any thirsty motor when a decent car would do needs to have a word with themselves IMO.

sparks_190e

10,593 posts

157 months

Friday 2nd August
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Swalsey said:
Dave Hedgehog said:
Rest of the world - human action is destroying the planet, what can we do
Merica - bigger engines !
Exactly. Gotta love Americans? No. Any person anywhere daily driving massive trucks or any thirsty motor when a decent car would do needs to have a word with themselves IMO.
Unless this is a whoosh parrot moment for me, you sure PH is for you?

aeropilot

18,431 posts

171 months

Friday 2nd August
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Swalsey said:
Exactly. Gotta love Americans? No. Any person anywhere daily driving massive trucks or any thirsty motor when a decent car would do needs to have a word with themselves IMO.
I guess you've not spent much time in the USA then to understand that there really isn't much 'decent car' option (actually none) that would stand a chance of coping what most Americans subject their pick-ups to.


Integroo

5,479 posts

29 months

Friday 2nd August
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Swalsey said:
Exactly. Gotta love Americans? No. Any person anywhere daily driving massive trucks or any thirsty motor when a decent car would do needs to have a word with themselves IMO.
I am sure we could all drive Toyota Prius' and the world would be a less polluted place.

None of us want to though ...

untakenname

2,150 posts

136 months

Friday 2nd August
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At under 60hp per litre it seems like a retrograde step to take considering Ford are making a big deal out of their electric F150 being able to pull million pound freight trains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXFHgoon7lg