Yes, the implications are just as ‘radioactive’ as the implied connection. Naturally, the modding community was absolutely delighted with the associated possibilities of turning the Super Duties into Raptor-rivaling siblings. Now Ford Performance is one upping the ante with the decision to list the motor as a crate engine – up for grabs in the US for $8,150.
The part, codenamed M-6007-73 on the unit’s website, comes with 430 HP at 5,500 rpm and 475 lb./ft of twist at 4,000 rpm – all thanks to the cast iron block, aluminum cylinder heads, cam-in-block OHV design, forged steel crankshaft, 10.5:1 compression and port fuel injection.
For the money, it’s also accompanied by an intake and throttle body, left and right exhaust manifolds, production oil pan/cooler, ignition coils and wires, production flex plate, a sturdy M-6038-73 shipping and storage cradle along with factory lift brackets.
Right off the monster’s Godzilla pushrod V8 445 cubic inches, we know what you’re thinking (and garage-swap dreaming): this might very well be the Ford Performance’s answer to the rivaling Chevy Small Block V8 and Mopar Hemi crate engines already making happy owners all around.
And we tend to agree – though there’s still some tinkering to do before the projects come to life. For example, you need to find a fitting transmission – and you could also add Whipple’s Supercharger for even more oomph!