Normally we don’t publish or a rewrite car manufactures press release and call it news, but in this case we just fell in love with the photos of the Ford Ford F-150 that will take on the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 this November.
Ford says the truck is special because it will run the race with the new and stock EcoBoost engine.
According to Ford:
- Ford will equip the F-150 off-road race truck with the same stock EcoBoost engine that already has experienced 150,000 equivalent miles of dyno testing and other real-world tests as the final step in the durability torture tests
- The EcoBoost truck engine is tested to the equivalent of more than 1.6 million total miles of harsh customer use in the lab, in test cells and on the road
- The new F-150 EcoBoost has 420 lb.-ft. of torque – more than any competitive half-ton truck – and provides an unequaled combination of capability and fuel economy
- Racing the EcoBoost truck engine under these conditions, which include temperature swings from just above freezing to well above 100 degrees, harsh terrain and at least 30 hours driving the course, helps validate the testing of the new truck engine.
We just love the look of the truck, and to be honest the grueling race itself.
So come November we can’t wait to watch how Ford does in Baja taking on one of the last remaining great off-road races in the world.
BTW: Check out the video below as we try to live with the Ford Raptor and we discover the Top Ten Things you don’t want to do with the truck.