Truckin’ Fast Wednesday: 2.7L EcoBoost F-150 Hangs With Lightning

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Old vs. New. Will EcoBoost Technology Beat a V8 Lightning?

This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video features a drag race between a current generation Ford F-150, and tenth-generation Ford F-150 SVT Lightning.

When you look at these two trucks on paper, it would seem like the new F-150 is in store for a beating. After all, it’s equipped with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine. In the other hand, the Lightning was built for racing and features the supercharged 5.4L V8 motor, with 380 horsepower and rear-wheel drive. In addition, the most fuel-efficient engine in the half-ton truck market does with “only” 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. Oh, and it also carries the weight of a four-wheel drive system and a larger cab.

The driver of the new truck has had the muffler deleted and a little extra power via canned tune. The Lightning is also modified with pulleys and a tune, so it should be interesting. In addition, the  F-150 is launching in 4WD while the Lightning is racing on a simple street tire and rear-wheel drive only.

Thanks to the advantage of all-wheel drive, the F-150 jumps out to an early lead despite the extra weight. But, we can hardly see as the two trucks race into the distance, just as the Lightning begins closing the gap. We don’t see the end of the race, but the video insists that the Lightning won. Still, the EcoBoost put up a heck of a race!

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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