Watch a Tuned Ford F-150 Eco-Boost Beat a Corvette Hellcat, and Run a 12-Second Quarter-Mile

Thanks to four-wheel drive traction, a healthy tune and some aftermarket hardware, this F-150 can tear up a drag strip.

Out of the box, the 2017 Ford F-150 is quick. Thanks to its torquey 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and fast-shifting 10-speed auto, it has no problem laying down impressive acceleration times. But with some modifications, the F-150 can become a serious drag machine.

Brew City Boost, a tuning shop in Wisconsin, got its hands on a 3.5-liter 2017 F-150, and modified it with a tune, a methanol injection, and other new intake and exhaust components. The crew then took the truck to the drag strip to see how it would perform, and boy did it lay down some times.

That 2017 time has improved since last week out. We ran a couple revisions through her optimizing spark, and it just eats all that up!

Also note this is a mild boost tune, maybe 18psi peak and 15-ish psi by redline. I’m really digging this new 10 speed now and the added port injection of the new 3.5 Ecoboost!

Running on E50 fuel and with 18 psi of boost, this F-150 ultimately set a 12.429-second quarter-mile, per Brew City Boost. While at the strip, it beat a Shelby GT350, a Camaro ZL1, and even a Challenger Hellcat.

Obviously this truck is seriously powerful— though Brew City Boost hasn’t yet taken it to a dyno—but it’s also got a significant traction advantage thanks to its four-wheel drive. Just look at how quickly it gets off the line compared with the Hellcat.

Watch for yourself as it dominates the drag strip.


Henry Sapiecha

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