This Ford F-150 has 3 Cylinders, 6 Pistons & 480 lb-ft of Torque
Achates Power Opposed-Piston engine makes this F-150 one of the most unique vehicles on display in Detroit.
Ford Motor Company has a huge spread of F-150 and Super Duty pickups on display at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit’s Cobo Hall, but the most unique half-ton Ford pickup isn’t in the automaker’s display. The F-150 that will draw the most attention from lovers of new automotive technology is found in the Aramco booth, sporting one of the most unique engines in the show.
The Achates Power F-150
The new Ford F-150 shown above looks like your average half-ton pickup with the exception of the graphics and the hole cut in the hood. If you walked past this Ford truck and glanced at the engine through the custom hood, you might assume that it is powered by some variety of modified Ford engine, but you would be wrong.
This Ford pickup is powered by the 2.7-liter Achates Power Opposed-Piston (OP) inline-three-cylinder gasoline engine. After designing the unique engine architecture, the company chose the F-150 – America’s best-selling vehicle – to showcase their incredible engine at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
This 2.7-liter, three-cylinder, gasoline-fed engine delivers 270 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, and it does so without any spark plugs or valvetrain. The Achates Power OP Inline-3 does have six pistons, six fuel injectors, two crankshafts, a supercharger and a turbocharger, essentially packing the features of a compound-forced induction V6 into a three-cylinder engine with big power.