2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7 Ecoboost
See, that’s the joy in it. Honestly, my 2.7 blows me away every time I give it the throttle. She continues to impress. I think my truck is fast as it is, heck it’s faster than my dads 2016 5.0, can’t even imagine when I get it tuned.I like your description of hanging on, and there are some Ecoboost trucks that would catch the unsuspecting customer by surprise. But yea, it's easier, and cheaper, to do that with a Mustang.
And to be completely honest, if that's your intention with your truck, you picked the little brother Ecoboost to the one that's got more aftermarket/tune potential anyways.
With the 2.7 I have a different strategy. The average person has no clue that you could possibly have a motor that tiny in that big Ole truck. So get it tuned for 93 and running good and strong. Don't brag or raise any expectations. Then when you quietly let the reins out on it, the passenger WILL notice and say something like "Dang, this truck is fast. What do you have in it?"
You get to smile and say "you wouldn't believe me if I told you. Let's just say your Camry has a bigger motor"
I read somewhere that at the time Ford released the 2016 2.7 F150, it was the smallest motor put in a full sized pickup truck since the WW2 Era. (Dodge had released a truck with less than 2.7, if memory serves)
In my opinion the 2.7 Ecoboost is actually building its own legacy right under our noses while the coyote and 3.5 get all the marketing glory. The 2.7 is an amazing motor in so many ways.
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