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Ford’s Godzilla 7.3-Liter V8 Is Entering Into College Buses

When Ford revealed a brand-new pushrod V8 engine for the 2020 F-250 a couple of years earlier, it was jaw-dropping, to state the least. Yet what was more vital was its accessibility as a cage engine in the center of in 2015.

We figured engine swaps will certainly be unpreventable, and also the substantial power outcome from the similarly substantial engine would certainly be a hoot to tune to varieties – such as this twin-turbo Godzilla V8 engine that makes up to 1,114 horsepower (830.7 kilowatts).

Yet the most up to date car to use the aptly-named nuclear power plant isn’t what you would certainly anticipate. Blue Bird business proceeds its collaboration with heaven Oval by utilizing the most up to date 7.3-liter V8 on its gas and also fuel Vision college buses for the 2022 version year. It will certainly additionally feature a purpose-built gas system created particularly for school-bus application by Roush CleanTech. This properly changes the Ford 6.8-liter engine that heaven Vision formerly utilized.

“The exclusive partnership between Blue Bird, ROUSH CleanTech and Ford continues to flourish as we launch Ford’s new engine with cutting-edge fuel systems in our Vision and Micro Bird school buses,” stated Phil Horlock, head of state and also Chief Executive Officer of Blue Bird Company.

For college bus application, the Godzilla V8 engine makes 350 hp (261 kW) rather than the normal 430 hp (320 kW). Regardless of the reduced outcome, it still has the best-in-class mix of horse power and also torque, suitable for its classification as a commercial workhorse.

Aside From that, the brand-new 7.3L engine is narrower than the previous 6.8L mill, which permits even more area for college bus specialists to deal with, according to Blue Bird. Orders are currently open for buses with the brand-new engine and also Gen 5 gas systems.

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