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 always nice to work on a truck with more meaning than just a love for the body style. Ford truck enthusiast Willhunt is currently working on this project, and it was a long time coming. His grandfather bought the pickup in the early 1960s to use as a family truck. His father worked with [...] More »
Don’t you love boost? Even without tinkering Ford’s Ecoboost is a solid performer. It’s the tinkering, however, that separates the bland from the beastly. Admittedly, “beastly” is too strong a descriptor for this truck. Still, it’s pretty quick. The engine has been tuned for 93 octane. There are no power numbers or anything, but it’s [...] More »