After all of the hype about the next-generation Ford F-150 switching to an aluminum body, the release of its fuel economy numbers became a logical point of focus. Ford finally published them late last month.
The 1988 Ford Ranger GT you see in the video here packs a V8 attached to a massive, 94-millimeter turbo. That combination is set up to pump out around 1,600 horsepower, but it can be dialed in to produce as much as 2,000.
Lightning, whether it’s the kind that bolts down from the clouds or the automotive type that Ford stopped building a decade ago, is fast. The type that brightens the sky can hit you in a split second. The Blue Oval variety doesn’t flash across the quarter-mile mark quite that quickly, but it’s still a force of nature.
Our planet seems mind-blowingly large, but in reality, it’s a small world. As an American, it’s tempting to think that mine is the only country that loves pickups (we certainly have plenty of them here), especially focused models that can absolutely conquer the outdoors. However, if I were to do that, I would be mistaken.
“It’s like a [expletive] living room in here.” That’s what my brother said the first time I took him for a ride in the 2015 Ford Super Duty F-350 King Ranch 4X4. At more than 20 feet long, and nearly seven feet tall and seven feet wide (without its mirrors), it was hard to ignore.