2.7 EcoBoost F-150 Beats a Hemi Ram: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday Presented by the Nitto Terra Grappler G2

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With only a few simple modifications, this EcoBoost F-150 walks away from V8 trucks in the quarter mile.

This week’s Truckin Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of randy lopez and it features a late model Ford F-150 with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 battling a Hemi-powered Ram 1500 on the drag strip. Even though the 2.7-liter mill is marketed as a high-efficiency engine, this video proves that it can be a formidable foe on the race track as well.

The Little EcoBoost V6

The Ford F-150 in this video is powered by the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. In stock form, this engine offers 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque, but this truck is not stock. It has an aftermarket exhaust system and a cold air intake when this run was made. Those items might free up a little power, but we don’t know how much. At the same time, the result of this race suggests that these upgrades help more than we might think.

Battling the Hemi

In the video above, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost-powered F-150 is taking on a Hemi Ram. If stock, this V8-powered pickup is packing 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, far more than the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. Based on the stock power figures, you might expect the Ram to walk out on the Ford, but you would be wrong.

When the green lights drop, the F-150 and Ram come away from the starting line fairly even, but the Ford immediately begins to pull ahead. By half-track, the EcoBoost-powered half-ton is at least a length ahead and that gap just keeps on growing until the two hit the finish line.

Unfortunately, we cannot read the times on the board, but there is no question that the F-150 beat the Hemi-powered Ram by a comfortable margin.

Truckin’ Fast Wednesday Presented by the Nitto Terra Grappler G2
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