Brew City Boost’s Tuned F-150 Decimates All at Drag Strip
With some modifications, this EcoBoost-powered F-150 embarrasses purpose-built muscle cars in the quarter mile.
Ford pulled a bunny rabbit out of its hat when it announced that the Ford F-150 would be offered with not one but two EcoBost engines. The larger 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is a force to be reckoned with, as the motor makes 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque out of the gate and, thanks to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, is pretty quick off of the line.
Brew City Boost out of Wisconsin saw the potential that the F-150 EcoBoost had and wanted to unleash the hidden beast, which the company did by offering a variety of performance parts for the pickup. One of their customers decided to take his modified pickup truck to a drag strip and surprised some of the competition.
Originally found by Road & Track, Brew City Boost’s F-150 hides some healthy modifications underneath its sleeper shell. The 4×4 Supercrew Cab pickup has benefitted from an air intake, downpipes, a custom tune, a catback exhaust system, and a methanol injection system. While BCB didn’t provide any performance figures for the vehicle, the changes are clearly evident.
The pickup, running on 18 psi of boost and E50 fuel, managed to set a time of 12.429 for the quarter mile at 108.54 mph. We don’t have to say it, but we will – that’s impressive. Furthermore, the pickup managed to dust some other muscle cars at the strip, as well, including a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Shelby GT350, and Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
While the truck’s performance is impressive, we should point out that the Challenger Hellcat is capable of crossing the quarter-mile mark in 11.2 seconds on production tires, which leaves us to believe that driver skill was also involved in the massacre. Still, it’s impressive, as the F-150 shot off the line and created a lead that the muscle cars couldn’t make up. Check out MNElite’s video above to see the sleeper in action.