Truckin’ Fast Wednesday: 2018 F-150 Runs Low 11s
Supercharged 5.0-liter V8 makes this the quickest 2018 F-150 in the world.
This week’s “Truckin’ Fast Wednesday” video comes to us from the OZ Tuning YouTube channel and it features what the tuning company claims is the “fastest 2018 F-150 5.0.” Technically, if they are referring to the quarter mile time, it would be the quickest 2018 F-150 with the 5.0-liter engine. And in searching around the internet, we cannot find anything to refute this claim. Bottom line: It’s crazy fast.
Small Truck, Big Power
This 2018 Ford F-150 FX4 is a short cab, short bed pickup with the 5.0-liter V8, the 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive. The only upgrades are a 2.9-liter Whipple Stage 2 supercharger, a set of American Racing headers with catalytic converters, and Oz tuning calibration by Ken Osborne. The video claims that everything else is stock, including the tires, and that is mighty impressive. It is surprising that there has been no fuel system upgrades, but in any case, this half-ton truck in insanely quick.
The Record Run
In the video above, the 2018 Ford F-150 owned by Dorian Johnson blasts down the drag strip. The video offers three views as once: One from trackside, one showing the view down the track from the front of the truck, and one showing the gauge cluster.
The truck launches in four-wheel-drive, allowing it to make use of all of that supercharged horsepower to get away from the starting line in a hurry. As the truck shifts from second gear to third, we can see in the gauge cluster that the driver is shifting to two-wheel-drive mid-run, allowing the engine to focus all of its power to the rear wheels. In theory, this should increase the power to the rear wheels by reducing drivetrain loss.
In any case, this truck lays down a stunning quarter mile time of 11.145 at 125.17 miles per hour, making it quicker than almost any stock performance car sold in the United States.