New Ford F-150 Features Jurassic Engine Roar Thanks to Hennessey

New Ford F-150 Features Jurassic Engine Roar Thanks to Hennessey

The new Ford F-150 never had an easy road to production. Just the idea of a truck built on an aluminum frame seemed to be contrary to everything the full-size truck segment stood for. But Ford quickly debunked those ideas, proving that this truck could actually be lighter, stronger, and just better than previous versions of the truck. Now, just as its being released here in the States, it’s proving it can be even more than that too. Hennessey Performance has taken the F-150, which gets 385 horsepower on its own, and pushed it over the 600 horsepower mark. They’ve done this thanks to the VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged package, which

Ford Working Hard On Producing Ford F-150 Hybrid

Ford Working Hard On Producing Ford F-150 Hybrid

When you are shopping for a pickup truck, the majority of the time you have to sacrifice great gas mileage for superior capabilities. But what if you didn’t have to do that in the future? Right now, the new 2015 Ford F-150 offers 26 miles per gallon at its best and it looks like it’s about to get a whole lot better. The American carmaker recently announced that it is “working very hard” on developing a Ford F-150 Hybrid. The details on this hybrid pickup are close to nothing, with the majority of our information consisting of it being a gas-electric hybrid powertrain. Last year, though, Raj Nair, Ford’s global

2015 F-150 Earns Truck of Texas Title

2015 F-150 Earns Truck of Texas Title

Ok, we aren’t surprised either. USA Today reports that the 2015 Ford F-150 was recently awarded the “Truck of Texas” title by the Texas Auto Writers Association. Let’s be honest, Texans know their trucks, and Texas sells more pickups than any other state in this country. As such, Ford is honored to be the truck of choice for the Lone Star State. The 2015 F-150 is changing everything we know about pickups – offering unprecedented fuel efficiency thanks to its new light-weight aluminum construction. The new model also comes with power and capability, modern technology, and luxurious interior appointments. “This is a significant honor,” says Doug Scott, marketing manager of

From the Ford wind tunnel: Tailgate up? Or tailgate down?

From the Ford wind tunnel: Tailgate up? Or tailgate down?

For years many truck drivers have had the debate of what gives the best fuel mileage, driving with your tailgate up or driving with it down? Many have argued both sides of this case, but Ford decided to put the argument to rest while testing the all new 2015 Ford F-150. They put it in the Ford wind tunnel and found the answers. We’ve been hearing for months on end about the new F-150 being made from aluminum to make it more aerodynamic, lightweight, and increase fuel economy because of the previous two. Clearly a lot of testing has went into this truck and while putting it in the wind

2015 Ford F-150 Specs Have Arrived

2015 Ford F-150 Specs Have Arrived

By now we all know the brand new 2015 Ford F-150 will be aluminum bodied, but that’s all we have heard. The wait for the remaining details is finally over as Ford has detailed more info about the F-150 at a media event in Dearborn, Michigan. As far as the shift to aluminum goes, we do know that the Super Crew version has shed 732 pounds thanks to its new lightweight aluminum body which should put it in the 4,400 pound range. We were pretty impressed by those numbers! I’m sure the engines are what you are all really wondering about so here goes. The 3.5 liter V6 engine will

Ford’s Top Secret Aluminum F-150 Testing

By now we are all aware that the 2015 Ford F-150 will be made from aluminum, and we also know that Ford put the truck through a pretty rigorous testing process. What we didn’t know, was that Ford has been testing its aluminum F-150 for quite some time. Not only has it been testing for about 3 years, its test subjects were the general public. The best part is they had no idea they were driving an aluminum truck. Turns out that in 2011 Ford made the current style of the F-150 in six versions that used aluminum to make the cargo box. They handed these six trucks off to

2014 Ford F-150: Tough and Dependable

2014 Ford F-150: Tough and Dependable

The 2014 Ford F-150 looks great and can haul more cargo than any of its competitors! If you need a tough truck that catches eyes as you drive past, then this is the truck for you. With ten different models to choose from, you are sure to find the F-150 that fits your needs. If you’re towing a trailer for your boat or car, you can tow knowing that your F-150 has Trailer Sway Control to keep everything in place. The 2014 Ford F-150 also features a first in class available Trailer Brake Controller to give you control over the breaking on your trailer. It has Class V trailer towing

Just how tough will the 2015 Ford F-150 be?

Just how tough will the 2015 Ford F-150 be?

By now we all know that the brand new 2015 Ford F-150 will be making a big change in production. The truck we know and love will now be made out of aluminum, but it definitely doesn’t take away from it’s toughness! Since a lot of us like to drive our trucks hard, we want to talk a little about how the new F-150 will be made. While spot welding is used on pretty much all steel bodies, these bad boys will be held together by rivets. Spot welding is a much easier process, and while rivets will take more time and precision, each one must be perfectly inserted, so

Ford F-150 Tops Made in America Auto Index

Ford F-150 Tops Made in America Auto Index

Consumers have spoken; this year’s Kogod Made in America Auto Index puts the Ford F-150 in the number one spot. Tied with the Chevrolet Corvette, this makes the F-150 series the number one truck purchased that is American Made. Kogod’s index is calculated from several different criteria scores per vehicle. Profit margin, labor, research & development, inventory, capital, and other expenses are the first criteria. Next is the location of assembly for the engine, transmission, body, interior, chassis, electrical and other. Finally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s AALA “Domestic Content” Score is factored in. Based on these criteria, the Ford F-150 series pickup scored 87.5 out of a possible