New Ford Ranger Flexes its EcoBoost Muscles: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
Small engine in the new Ranger has no issue putting on a smoke show, even with the big wheels and tires.
This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Anthony D and it features a 2019 Ford Ranger doing a burnout and cooking up some donuts. Evidently, after reading complaints online about how the new midsized Ford truck only comes with a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, he wanted to show that it has plenty of power.
Really, the video only proves that the Ranger has enough power to do a big, smoky burnout, but the short clip is pretty impressive. While we aren’t surprised that the new midsized truck will spin the tires, we are surprised how well it spins them, especially considering the fact that this particular pickup has bigger-than-stock wheels and tires.
The only real details provided on this 2019 Ford Ranger is that it is powered by the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, but that is the only engine offered in the U.S. market right now, which is kind of the point of the video. The lack of a larger engine has been a key point for critics of the new Ranger, as many people who have never been in the truck insist that it needs a bigger engine.
We should point out that the EcoBoost engine in the 2019 Ranger offers 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque while the 4.0-liter V6 in the previous generation offered just 207 horsepower and 238 lb-ft of torque. Even though the new truck with the smaller engine is considerably more powerful, some people insist that it needs a bigger engine, but the owner of this blacked-out FX4 looks to prove otherwise with a big burnout.
There is no mention of modifications, but we can see that the Ranger has big aftermarket wheels and BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires which weigh more than the stock rollers, requiring even more power to spin.
After a brief introduction, the driver of this 2019 Ranger puts the hammer down and both rear tires begin to spin hard. Within a few seconds, smoke is pouring from the rear end, slowly engulfing the rear of the truck and after 15 seconds of stationary burnout, the driver lets off of the brakes and the truck begins to roll.
As the Ranger rolls forward, the EcoBoost four-cylinder continues to spin the tires, allowing the driver to whip the back end around and continue the smoke show. So not only does the new Ranger have enough power to roast the tires, but even with big aftermarket wheels, it still packs enough power to drift.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!