Even as Ford turns to electric power for many of its future vehicles, it would appear that it hasn't yet abandoned classic gasoline power. 

 

As longtime followers of Ford’s production plant news will recall, Ford has recently invested a whopping $112 billion into its Windsor engine plant, which is located just across the Detroit river in the Great White North.

 

According to a recent quote from Unifor’s Jerry Dias, the Canadian auto union’s national president, Ford is in fact planning to build an all-new 6.8L V8 engine for two of its most iconic vehicles at this location.

 

Currently, the Windsor plant is the current production home of Ford’s incredible 7.3L pushrod “Godzilla” V8 engine, a massively powerful block that is currently used in the Super Duty pickup line.

 

In stock form, the Godzilla V8 cranks out 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. With some speculation, when can reasonably assume that this new engine is set to be a slightly smaller version of this larger-capacity V8, a perfect fit for the Mustang and the F-150.

 

The range of powerhouses that are currently available on modern Mustang models are actually quite diverse, ranging from a humble 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, to a tire-scorching 5.2L V8 that produces an insane 760 ponies.

 

In the world of the F-150, electric power seems to be the name of the game going forward, but a beefy big block option under the hood wouldn’t hurt anyone either.

 

Though neither Ford nor Unifor have offered further comments on this new engine, the addition of a more old-school 6.8L V8 is a welcome one, and we’re excited to see what the future holds!


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