• Oct 27, 2010
PickupTrucks.com drag races Ford's newest V6 F-150s – Click above to watch video after the jump

Ford has created an exciting lineup of engines for the 2011 F-150. From the 6.2-liter V8 and Coyote 5.0 down to the 3.7-liter V6 and turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost, it's pretty much impossible to make a bad choice. Our friends at PickupTrucks.com currently have the keys to both of the V6 models, and they are putting them through the paces for their Work Truck Shootout. That story isn't quite ready yet, but in the meantime, Editor Mike Levine decided to run them down the strip at Michigan's Milan Dragway.

The resulting times are very interesting. The naturally-aspirated 3.7, which produces 302 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, made the quarter-mile trip in 15.87 seconds with a trap speed of 87.69 miles per hour. The more powerful EcoBoost, which boasts 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, needed just 14.67 seconds to cover the quarter-mile, crossing the lights at 94.6 mph. Interestingly, both of the times for the V6 engines were quicker than all of the figures for half-ton V8 trucks tested during the site's 2008 Light-Duty Shootout.

You've just read about them, so why don't you hop over the jump and watch them run down the strip.



Photos copyright ©2010 Jeremy Korzeniewski / AOL and Ford Motor Company

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The engines sound fantastic. I thought there would be a bigger difference in 1/4 mile times. The 3.7L is probably sufficient for most people.
      • 4 Years Ago
      While dragging a pickup is about the most useless metric of that type of vehicle, I am curious why they didn't bring along the V8 version to see how it stacks up against the EcoBoost 6.

      The turbo 6 and one of the V8s offered in the F150 are fairly close in power so I'd think that many people want to see those 2 compared.
        • 4 Years Ago
        the 6.2L V8 and 5.0L V8 are both slower than the Ecoboost V6.

        This was established at the event several weeks ago where people could test drive the new trucks. Autoblog covered this..
      • 4 Years Ago
      it would have been nice, if they could have used the same body style and options. that looks like regular cab vs. extended cab
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wonder how they would have fared on dry pavement.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Get a the v8, sounds better. Not droney
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exhaust tuning makes a droning noise, it has nothing to do with the engine. Even V8s can drone.

        I'd care more about performance than sound.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So....when can we buy crate 3.7 powertrains and drop them into Rangers?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ford has tested the engine well over 500hp. It is built like a tank.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The EcoBoost?

        It sounds like all of the new engines went through a pretty rigorous testing regimen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is one fast truck! Any idea what the 0 to 60 is on either engine??
      • 4 Years Ago
      nice
      • 4 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      So Ford is focusing on drag racing for trucks now. Why not putting the focus on hauling and towing?

      Why would you drag race a piece of farm equipment?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ford didn't race the trucks, PickupTrucks.com did. And the key attributes needed for towing and hauling - power and stability - will also help at the drag strip.

        And racing trucks makes as much sense as putting an engine on a child's primary means of transportation (sports bike....) It's for the fun of it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't feed the troll.

        He only likes vehicles that have a Honda badge and fanboy is too ignorant to read the rest of the articles proving the F-150 is class leading as far as towing and hauling go.

        Maybe he is just jealous that Ford's "farm equipment" has a far superior BASE engine than Honda's Ridgeline.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Nice try at humor, but you should probably stick to your day job. Ford didn't do this video.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ sportsbike:

        their focus has always been hauling and towing... and they have always had the highest ratings for hitch towing and bed hauling. but people kept bitching because they weren't as fast as the Tundra and HEMI Ram.

        Every time the F150 has lost a comparison in the last decade, it was due strictly to it's poor acceleration numbers.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sorry, I didn't catch this - do we know if it was Ford or someone else that raced these trucks?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Those times are faster than my Acura RSX!

        ... Oh Honda. If only there were no other cars on the road, you'd have very fun vehicles to drive! :-/
        • 4 Years Ago
        If all you consider to be fun is going in a straight line as fast as possible, then you should switch to a Ford product.
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