Video: Two 2011 Ford F-150 Trucks Go Head To Head On Drag Strip

Racing trucks never really caught on, just as the NASCAR Truck Series, but that hasn’t stopped our friends over at PickupTrucks.com from racing two new Ford F-150 trucks. The two trucks that faced off were both V6 models for 2011.

The website took these two new trucks to the Milan Dragway in Michigan and put them head to head in their Work Truck Shootout. While trucks usually don’t line up and drag race each other, it was interesting to see the power of these two new models.

The first truck, which ran a 15.87 second quarter mile, was the naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 with 302 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. The quicker EcoBoost model with 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque ran a 14.67 second time at 94.6 miles per hour. Interestingly, both of these two times were quicker than the half-ton V8 models tested by the site in 2008.

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Source: PickupTrucks.com

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12 comments:

  (429) posted on 09.5.2011

Well, I have to say that I’m really impressed with the speed performance of the car. I think its kind of a lame production.

  (474) posted on 09.5.2011

hmm. I think the race is kind of useless. I don’t get the point of racing between these two trucks. However, the speed performance of the car is kind of powerful. This would be an awesome vehicle.

  (273) posted on 08.5.2011

Well, the lap time record of these truck is not that far to each other. The styling was great and the figure performance as well!

  (334) posted on 08.5.2011

I agree that the speed performance of these trucks are quite impressive! I think the v6 technology has a better performance compares to the v8.

  (528) posted on 07.11.2011

It seems that the standard version seems faster compare to the Ecoboost. BTW, when I got to see a smoky tyres I was thinking if its going to drift. Hehe I would say that this is good truck just by looking at its performance.

  (647) posted on 07.11.2011

I think it would be better if they have raced this truck to its competitor. I really don’t get on what’s the point of racing both brands. Enough for the promotional side.. I’m already convinced that the F-150 have a good performance.

  (276) posted on 06.17.2011

Well, I guess the figure performance that was announced in the previous article is wrong. It seems that these pick up uses V6 technology and 3 liter of fuel.

  (530) posted on 06.17.2011

If Ford is planning to have a race between their car I think it would be better if they done that between supercars! The result of the race is freaking uninteresting!

  (559) posted on 03.1.2011

The ecoboost v6 is a bad idea for a truck engine. A turbo engine has slightly better thermal efficiency than a normally aspirated engine, since heat in the exhaust is tapped to reduce pumping losses on the intake side.

  (399) posted on 03.1.2011

There’s a motocross-themed concept for SEMA, this one a 2011 Ford F-150 Super Duty from Rize Industries.

  (359) posted on 11.17.2010

Ford didn’t race the trucks. And the key attributes needed for towing and hauling - power and stability - will also help at the drag strip.

  (377) posted on 11.1.2010

Three engines in a lineup, all with identical power and torque outputs? That seems like an awful way to drive up manufacturing and repair costs for no benefit.

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