Ford turned the pickup world on its side when it first installed the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 in the ’11 F-150. While it wasn’t particularly odd to find a V-6 in a ½-ton truck, having one as the premium engine was an entirely new concept. At launch, the 3.5L EcoBoost churned out 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the 5.0L V-8 engine also offered that year only produced 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, while the previous-generation 5.4L V-8 ended life with a maximum of 320 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.
Over the years, Ford has continued to upgrade the 3.5L EcoBoost. Now in its second generation, the spunky V-6 placed into service in ’17 grunts out 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque in a standard-issue F-150, with 450 hp with 510 lb-ft of torque in Raptor. Read the rest of the story here