Few engines have been as hotly anticipated as Ford’s 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6. This monster motor debuted in the 2010 Taurus SHO, delivering 365 horsepower and 365 ft-lbs of torque with a power band that is as immediate as it is flat. While it makes slightly less power in the Ford-F150, the 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine makes even more torque, and you knew it was only a matter of time before the hot rodders started fiddling with their Ford trucks.
So it is, just hours before the opening of the 2012 SEMA show, that Livernois Motorsports announced that they have sent the first EcoBoost F-150 into the 12’s. That’s a major accomplishment for such a heavy truck…but we think it’s only the beginning.
Livernois has put a lot of effort into aftermarket modifications for the new EcoBoost engine, and those efforts are paying off. With just a few modifications, Livernois has been able to take a mostly-stock EcoBoost engine and turn up the volume, literally. The modifications are limited to a new off-road pipe, a 93 octane tune, and a 170 degree thermostat.
These modifications shave about two seconds from the EcoBoost F-150’s quarter-mile time. Keep in mind, this is a Supercew F-150 weighing in at just under 6,000 pounds. Despite that heft, the Livernois-tuned EcoBoost F-150 managed to scream down the ¼ mile in just 12.87 seconds at 103 mph. That is one seriously fast pickup truck, and one that didn’t even require much in the way of modification.
Makes you wonder what might be possible if Livernois seriously started digging into this incredible engine.