F-150 Battles Fusion Sport in EcoBoost Duel: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
F-150 turns in an impressive time for a tune-only truck, but it loses to the shockingly quick sedan.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Paul Josephson and it features a quarter mile clash between a 2018 Ford F-150 STX and what looks to be a 2017 Ford Fusion Sport at US 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan. Both vehicles are tuned, both vehicles have an EcoBoost engine and both vehicles send power to all four wheels, making it an oddly-even drag race, but if you expect the truck to cruise to an easy win, you will be disappointed.
In the near lane, we have the 2018 Ford F-150 STX driven by Paul Josephson and in the far lane, the 2017-2018 Ford Fusion Sport driven by Scott White. The brief description for the video states that both vehicles have a tune and exhaust upgrades, but in the comments, there is more information shared.
The F-150 is powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, modified with an engine tune from Brew City Boost along and an unnamed aftermarket exhaust system. We don’t know what kind of power this F-Series pickup is making, but in stock form, this engine offers 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, so with the tune, the figured are likely in the 400+ horsepower range and the 500+ torque range. This truck also has the new 10-speed automatic transmission, 22-inch wheels wrapped in 305-millimeter tires and a tonneau cover, bringing the curb weight to 5,000 pounds.
The Fusion is powered by the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 which delivers 325 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque in stock form, but this sedan is also tuned with exhaust, so it is making more-than-stock power as well. Owner and driver Scott White points out in the comments that the car was tuned by Unleashed Tuning and at the track, it tipped the scales at 4,100 pounds.
The video begins with each of the turbocharged Ford products sitting at the starting line with the staging bulbs lit. When the green lights drop, both vehicles get a good launch, but the lighter sedan takes the starting line advantage. Through the middle of the short race, it appears as though the truck is closing the gap, but as the two cross the line, the Fusion takes the win.
While the Ford truck lost the race, it turned in an impressive time of 12.49 at almost 109 miles per hour while the Fusion Sport ran a stunning 12.39 at 112 miles per hour. For both of these vehicles to lay down times like this with such simple upgrades shows the performance potential of both vehicles, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!