• Feb 17, 2009
Click above for more high-res images of the 6.2L Boss V8

It pays to have friends who pay attention. We got a call this morning from Mike Levine at Pickuptrucks.com who told us we were sitting on something big and didn't even know it. He pointed us to our gallery of live, high-res images of the 2010 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson from last week's 2009 Chicago Auto Show and said, "Look at the engine." Our images of the HD Edition's motor did not reveal the ubiquitous 5.4L V8 with which were told the truck would launch, but rather a bigger engine covered by a plastic shroud emblazoned with "6.2L Boss". This engine, which produces 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, is only slated to power the F-150 SVT Raptor at the moment. That makes its attendance at the '09 Chicago show beneath the hood of the HD Edition quite surprising. Levine contacted Ford about the Boss being in Chicago, but a spokesman for the automaker commented, "The only engine confirmed for the Harley-Davidson F-150 is the 5.4L V8 it will launch with." Read into that all you want, but we'd venture to guess the 5.4L V8 won't be the only engine under the F-150 HD's hood for long.


[Source: Pickuptrucks.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Total politically incorrectness.

      I LOVE IT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      what do you wanna bet they cancel it at the last second due to high gas prices?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Puts on idiot hat:

      Durrr, look at mah shiny new hurley david`s son Ford truck. Ya, its got a 6.2 boss in it. I will totali smoke the tiresfrom stoplight to stoplight. I`ll go from 0 to 60 and then drive like an ass-hat beyond imposed limits. I`ll use it once off-road, and maybe twice to help people move. 400hp WOHHOOW!|!! But no where to use it.....
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL You've got impersonating a total dick down pat!

        Encore;-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey Sektor...Ford didn't take any bailout money. Pull your head out of your a$$.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, they didn't. Yet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it just me or should a Quad-OHC engine make more HP/L than an single cam OHV engine?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Boss is a SOHC 16v


        Think of this engine as a foundation in which numerous combinations are possible. Roush has been testing the 777 version of this engine. 7.0 litres 700hp @ 7000rpm.

        Maybe if the engine ever made it in to a special edition mustang would it receive 32v heads, but that's a big maybe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Take a trip to a drag strip one weekend. You'll see SS454's, Lightnings, S10's, and plenty of other trucks lining up against Mustangs, Camaro's, Corvettes, Hondas, and just about anything else that shows up. Sometimes they loose, sometimes they win, but they're still competing against cars. There are even a few episodes of pinks where trucks have won against cars.

      My thought is, in a work truck, I'd rather have a diesel. But, If I'm buying a 400+hp 4x2 gas truck, I would at least expect it to be pretty damn fast. Instead, it seems like it would be about on par with the average family sedan nowadays. Quick, but by no means fast, which is kind of silly when you're spending all that money for something with all that power. I can see offering it, as the competition does, however I don't really see a point for buying it. It's basically an expensive boulevard cruiser, just like the retro Thunderbird from a few years back. Which, we all know, didn't sell well at all.

      I think Ford would have been better served offering this engine in a special regular cab short bed improved suspension truck like the Lightning or even bringing out that SVT Sport Trac concept from a while back (which was near 400hp in a lighter 4-door truck with AWD). They would make a bit more sense to me as "sport trucks," over offering nothing else but massive trucks with the optional 6.2L (Raptor, quad cab Harley) and considering them your special "sport/fun" models.

      That's my opinion based on speculation and rumor though, for all we know Ford could have another Lightning in the works or something along those lines. If that were the case, than offering these trucks makes more sense, as it's simply more options, and I like options.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This was in reference to "The Luigiian's" comment.
      • 5 Years Ago
      are they serious...the tundra HP and TQ figures are are par with this......and thats not adding the beastly TRD supercharger ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        What has Toyota done for me lately?
        Where is the '1.5'gr-fe V6 (4.0 using 3.5 heads to actually make some power)? Does Toyota even want to challenge the Nissan VQ40?
        What about a supercharged intercooled 2gr-fse for pickup duty?
        Toyota never offered a tall axle ratio to go with the 5.7 for '07, '08, '09.
        Toyota never offered a 4x4 V6 configuration.

        So if you were going to get a Tundra, you basically were going to get the top of the line (or not at all). That isn't going to work in the depression. One configuration doesn't make a lineup (cough Nissan Titan. cough 7 speed auto & VQ40)

        The new overdrive ratio should allow for shorter gearing and improved mileage, but it doesn't look like Toyota is going to do that.
        Toyota: just use 4.1 for rear drive, 4.3 for 4x4
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder if the Raptor is still scheduled for production?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Raptor is confirmed for production.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can someone remind me why the Big 3 needs bailouts again?
      • 5 Years Ago
      400HP out of a 6.2L V8 seems a bit too low. I mean, it takes 1.6L more than the 4.6L on the Mustang to make 75HP.
        • 5 Years Ago
        400hp and 400lb-ft is not what the final production engine will make. You can go ahead and quote me on that if you like.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No official numbers have been released yet. It has been suggested that this engine will produce in the 400 HP / 400 lb.- ft range. I would expect that they could easily get a little more out of it to top the HEMI, iForce and GM 6.2L by the time it comes out.

        I hope they put it in the regular F-150s too - I'll be in line for an FX4 with one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Comparing car engine hp and Truck engine hp is about as pointless as going on about how Wonder Bread switched to bag clips, while Aunt Millie's still uses the old bread ties.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just so it puts out more power than that. The GM 6.2L available in the their trucks puts out 403 hp/417 lb-ft already with 2007 technology. Surely Ford, who claims to spend the most on R&D, can beat that.

      And the 6.2L needs to replace the 5.4L ... they badly need that to compete with the competition, not just a performance model's engine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is old news .. when they first posted about the new Harley, we even talked about it in the post section .. wake up Autoblog. How about reading your viewers responses from time to time, and you might learn something before somebody in the professional field makes you look dumb.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If AB cared about discussions they would probably note how heavily this commenting system sucks.
        So this is just another prove they don't give **ck.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yup, we talked about this in the last post on the Harley F150. I guess Autoblog is a little behind. :-)

        On a side note, I noticed that the engine in the Raptor just says "6.2L" on top, whereas the engine in this truck says "Boss 6.2L". Does that mean this engine is different from the one in the Raptor? Maybe it puts out more power than the Raptor does? Remember how Ford said they have a tweaked version of the 6.2L that puts out 500hp for the Raptor R. Maybe the "Boss 6.2L" is that tweaked version and this engine actually puts out closer to 500hp?
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