Truckin’ Fast Wednesday: Tuned F-150 Tremor Runs a 12.3

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This is how Ford fans wanted the Tremor to perform from the factory, and for good reason

When the Ford F-150 Tremor was introduced as the latest “sport truck” from the Motor Company, we were excited to see a regular cab pickup with the spirited 3.5L EcoBoost V6. The Tremor was the first regular cab F-150 to come with the 365-horsepower twin-turbo V6, which channeled its power to the rear wheels via 6-speed automatic transmission and 4.10 gears. Such configuration made for one fun, full-sized pickup.

However, some people still wanted more from the Tremor, expecting performance levels more like the old SVT Lightning. Such people likely envisioned something like the F-150 in the video below, which is owned by Thomas Anderson, the customer of well-known Ford tuning company MPT Performance.


Anderson clearly wanted his 2014 F-150 Tremor FX2 to mimic the performance capabilities of the old Lightning, so he added a new intercooler, a water/methanol injection setup, a new cold air intake, a ported throttle body, and a custom tune. In addition, he added Calvert Racing Caltracs, and 30-inch drag radial tires for the best traction possible. We don’t have a specific power figure for this lightly built and tuned EcoBoost V6, but this F-150 packs enough power to storm down the quarter-mile in the low 12-second range.

The video shows this tuned F-150 making a run against an S550 Ford Mustang, and while we can’t tell what has been done to the Mustang, it isn’t enough to keep up with the tuned Tremor.

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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