2018 F-150 Runs a Stock 13.46: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday Presented by Nitto Tire

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A stock 2018 Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 and the 10-speed automatic transmission runs impressive quarter mile numbers.

This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the YouTube account of Maurice Cooper and it features a stock 2018 Ford F-150 making a run down the quarter mile. Normally, we wouldn’t feature a stock, run-of-the-mill Ford truck since most of them don’t quite fit into the “Truckin’ Fast” category, but the times run by this new V8 deserve to be showcased.

The 2018 Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 making the quarter mile run in the video above is a rear-wheel-drive model with the 5.0L V8, 3.55 rear gears and the 10-speed automatic transmission. It is a regular cab, short bed pickup, so it is the smallest and lightest new F-150, weighing right around 4,253lbs without the drive. With the standard output of 395 horsepower and 400lb-ft of torque, this new half-ton pickup has a power to weight ratio of 10.76 pounds per horsepower. For comparison, the 2008 Ford Mustang GT had a power to weight ratio of 11.61lb/hp, so it should come as no surprise that this V8 pickup is quicker than the Mustang GT from 10 years back.

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

In the video, the new Ford truck is running against a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and unfortunately, the footage is captured through a fence, so visibility is not great. However, we can clearly see that this new half-ton Ford walks away from the Chevy, stopping the times on the top end with a 13.46 at 103.49 miles per hour. Mind you, that is a stock F-150 running a 13.46, and it gets even more impressive. On the big end, the truck hit the speed limiter, so without the electronic speed restriction, this factory-stock F-150 would have likely run even further into the 13s.

Without the speed limiter and with a steeper set of gears, it seems likely that the 2018 Ford F-150 regular cab/short bed pickup with the 5.0L V8 could get very near the 12s, while also being able to tow nearly 10,000lbs.

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Truckin’ Fast Wednesday Presented by the Nitto Terra Grappler G2
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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.


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