Truckin’ Fast Wednesday Presented by Nitto Tire

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2015 Ford F-150 pickup with a tuned 3.5L EcoBoost motor rockets down the quarter-mile in under 13 seconds.

When Ford Motor Company introduced the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 for the 2011 F-150, there were many skeptics who didn’t believe a twin-turbo V6 could deliver. Even though the new boosted engine offered 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, five horsepower and 40 lb-ft of torque more than the 5.0L V8 – some folks insisted that power delivery simply wouldn’t be the same.

Now we know that those people were terribly wrong, as the 3.5L has not only done a great job of serving as the premium engine option for the F-150, but it has also become the heart of the new 450-horsepower Raptor.

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However, just in case you might still question the V6’s ability to move an F-150, we bring you a video from Mustang Racer, who posted a few clips of a 2015 F-150 running the quarter-mile in the mid-12-second range. Keep in mind that the ECU has been tuned to make more power, but every physical component of the truck is still factory stock, right down to the chrome wheels and light duty truck tires.

On the first run, the tuned 2015 F-150 lays down a 12.64 at 104 miles per hour, which is the quickest run of the video. On the second run, the heat had set in so the power levels were down a bit, but the pickup was still able to turn out a 12.783 at 104 miles per hour – which is still mighty impressive from an F-150.

How about that?

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

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