2019 Lincoln Navigator Stock and Modified Battle: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
Simple upgrades make the EcoBoost-powered Lincoln Navigator a whole lot quicker.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Hennessey Performance and it features a pair of 2019 Lincoln Navigators going head-to-head on the test track. In stock form, the new Navigator is surprisingly spry for a luxury vehicle of this size, but with some simple upgrades and an engine tune from Hennessey, the twin turbo V6 gets a whole lot stronger and the big SUV gets a whole lot quicker.
In the near lane, we have a stock 2019 Lincoln Navigator, packing the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to all four wheels by means of a 10-speed automatic transmission and an advanced all-wheel drive system, so while this big SUV weighs close to 6,000 pounds, it is still pretty quick.
The new Navigator in the far lane has been upgraded with the Hennessey HPE600 package. This package adds a high flow air induction setup, a turbo wastegate modifier, a new air-to-air front-mount intercooler, larger intercooler piping, a stainless steel exhaust system and an engine tune. This package increases the EcoBoost engine output from 450 to 600 horsepower at the crankshaft, but Hennessey has a video on their website showing this package on the dyno. In that video, the Navigator pickups up around 100 horsepower and around 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels.
Finally, the HPE600-equipped Lincoln in the video has the optional 22-inch monoblock wheels wrapped in high performance rubber along with Brembo front brakes.
The stock and modified Lincoln Navigators only race once, but that gives us all of the information that we need. There are cameras on the track and all over both vehicles, all of which show that the HPE-tuned SUV pulls away early and wins by a considerable margin. Within the first few gears, the tuned Navigator pulls ahead by a full car-length and on the top end, the black SUV is several lengths ahead of its stock namesake.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!