► 2011 Ford F-150 Ecoboost Hero Engine - part 2
Ford powertrain engineers will tear down an engine that has gone a distance equal to six times around the earth and three quarters of the way to the moon. Or put another way: the engine has the equivalent of 160,000 miles and 10 years of rugged use. Now, Ford engineers want to see how the engine's parts and components held up. They will examine it for long-term durability in front of the public at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2011 at 11 a.m.
2012 Ford F-150 SVT RAPTOR 411 hp (OFF-ROADING)
The 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor is set to deliver a new level of the no-compromise off-road performance the truck is famed for and, with a variety of new technologies and interior and exterior updates, it won't disappoint. The F-150 SVT Raptor is the first-ever high-speed off-road performance truck offered by any manufacturer and highlights 34 years of Ford truck sales leadership by emphasizing F-150's Built Ford Tough durability, innovation and engineering. Developed with the DNA of an off-road pre-runner, the Raptor has comprehensive modifications focused on chassis and suspension enhancements. The F-150 SVT Raptor is 7 inches wider than a base F-150 to make room for the additional suspension components that give Raptor its unparalleled off-road abilities. The wider stance also gives the truck an aggressive appearance. Internal triple-bypass shocks by FOX Racing Shox -- the first on a production truck -- provide position-sensitive damping and extra suspension travel for extreme off-roading and a smooth ride on the road. Raptor also has unique cast-aluminum front control arms and SVT-tuned 35-inch BFGoodrich® All-Terrain TA/KO 315/70-17 tires. These components give Raptor 11.2 inches of front suspension travel and 12.1 inches of rear suspension travel on either SuperCab or SuperCrew. The 145-inch-wheelbase SuperCrew adds to the extensive list of F-150 SVT Raptor features. While contributing additional space and flexibility for the customer, the SuperCrew still delivers outstanding performance as well. The standard 6.2-liter V8 engine, which produces 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, makes F-150 SVT Raptor the most powerful half-ton pickup on the market.
► 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost "Head to Head" Towing Competition
► http://www.facebook.com/youcarpress 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost won a powertrain performance exercise against the competition towing a trailer up the Davis Dam in Arizona. It's the latest phase of the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine's "Torture Test" web-based series.
► Ford F-150 Hero Engine Tear Down
The block, pistons, turbos, crankshaft, valves and other internal parts of the 3.5-liter F-150 EcoBoost "hero" engine are still within rigid factory specifications after enduring testing that simulated 10 years of wear or about 160,000 miles. In an unprecedented -- and high-stakes -- public reveal, Ford engineers disassembled the engine for the first time in front of a live audience of nearly 1,000 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.