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Tacoma Rocks
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"Back in April when Ford announced that the best-selling Ford F-150 would be available with a twin-turbo Ecoboost V6, they were slim with the details. Sure, they announced that the 3.5-liter Ecoboosted F-150 would have a tow rating of 11,300 lbs and return 20% better fuel economy than 5.4-liter V8 equipped trucks, but we didn't get the numbers we wanted.


But now Ford's stepped up to the plate and announced the horsepower and torque figures for the high-tech, truck-mounted V6: 365-horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. The engine makes 90-percent of peak torque from 1,700 - 5,000 rpm."

Is Ford now the leader when it comes to powertrains for half-ton pickups?

http://blogs.insideline.com/straigh...-365-horsepower-420-pound-feet-of-torque.html
 

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Tacoma Rocks
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So Ford will tell the world how tough is the new ecoboost engine.
This is how:

Things will kick off with Ford randomly selecting an EcoBoost engine off of the assembly line to be subjected to the equivalent of 150,000 miles on the dyno. From there, the engine will be bolted into an F-150, where it will head to Oregon to skidsteer logs for a lumber company.

Then, the same truck and engine will head to Homestead Miami Speedway where it will tow two Sprint Cup Ford Fusion race cars around the track for 24 hours at full throttle, stopping only for fuel and tires along the way.

But wait, there's more.

From there, the engine will be removed from the 2011 F-150 and bolted into a specially prepared race truck, where it will do battle in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. After all of that, Ford will tear down the engine and give the public a look at how things went inside.

:clap:

Here is the link to the first video:

http://www.fordvehicles.com/trucks/f150/2011/experiencef150/

After all
the Ecoboost engine its built to give more towing power (11300 lbs) than any other half ton
Its built to give it more torque than any other competitive half ton (420 lbs-ft)
 

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:eek::eek::eek:


So Ford will tell the world how tough is the new ecoboost engine.
This is how:

Things will kick off with Ford randomly selecting an EcoBoost engine off of the assembly line to be subjected to the equivalent of 150,000 miles on the dyno. From there, the engine will be bolted into an F-150, where it will head to Oregon to skidsteer logs for a lumber company.

Then, the same truck and engine will head to Homestead Miami Speedway where it will tow two Sprint Cup Ford Fusion race cars around the track for 24 hours at full throttle, stopping only for fuel and tires along the way.

But wait, there's more.

From there, the engine will be removed from the 2011 F-150 and bolted into a specially prepared race truck, where it will do battle in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. After all of that, Ford will tear down the engine and give the public a look at how things went inside.

:clap:

Here is the link to the first video:

http://www.fordvehicles.com/trucks/f150/2011/experiencef150/

After all
the Ecoboost engine its built to give more towing power (11300 lbs) than any other half ton
Its built to give it more torque than any other competitive half ton (420 lbs-ft)
 

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That is a lot of torque!
 
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