Truckin’ Fast Wednesday: 2.7L EcoBoost F-150 Runs 12s
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This week’s “Truckin’ Fast Wednesday” video features a 2016 Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 making a quick quarter-mile run. Although the EcoBoost is designed to be the most efficient gasoline engine in the F-150 lineup, this small and twin-turbocharged V6 makes plenty of stock power.
This particular F-150 is a two-wheel drive model with a single cab and a short bed, so it is the lightest of the current half-ton lineup. In addition, it has been fitted with a cold air intake and a new thermostat, along with a tune to run on an E30 mix of ethanol. Finally, the owner added a set of traction bars to help this F-150 get off of the line as quickly as possible – and the results are impressive.
At the end of the video we see a pair of timeslips from the night this video was made, and the 2016 Ford F-150 clocked a 12.81 second run at 107.14 mph, followed by a 12.773 at 107.04 mph. There is plenty of room for improvement at the line, but the 2.7L V6 is making solid power to help this F-150 trap 107+mph.