Watch this boosted F-150 take on a Dodge Challenger Hellcat in the quarter-mile with an ethanol fuel mixture.
We welcome back Boosted F-150 and his, well, boosted F-150, for another look at how fast you can make a regular-cab Ford pickup go with a little bit of elbow grease and a big honkin’ supercharger.
From previous videos, we know that Boosted has given the tried, tested, and true Coyote V8 a 2.9-L Whipper Gen 3 supercharger for around 800 horsepower. It also has a Belltech lowering kit, new fuel pump and injectors, as well as wheels from Ford Performance.
What Boosted is testing in this video is the fuel mixture. Usually he runs at 93 octane, which is usually the best you can find at a regular gas station. This time he wants to try a 50/50 mix of 93 and E85--or E50 for short. The added ethanol should provide a boost in power and a commensurate decrease in quarter-mile times, but we don't know by how much.
First, some baseline runs. The F-150 takes on a tuned Civic which doesn’t put up much of a fight. Boosted leaves it in the dust and runs an 11.5 at 119.1 mph. So far, so good. Next up comes the Dodge Challenger Hellcat which should at least come a little closer to the F-150’s power band at 707 hp from a supercharged HEMI.
As you can see in the video above, the Challenger also doesn’t put up much of a fight and manages to finish in the 12-second range, while the boosted F-150 ran another 11.5 at 120 mph.
Another clip from an earlier run in March shows the fastest time that our F-150 hero ran against a Charger Hellcat, which is a little under the 11.5-second mark.
Next we bring on the E50 mix. This time against a different Civic, the F-150 runs a full 0.3 seconds faster at 11.2 and 125 mph. That’s a significant difference on just a slightly different fuel mixture.
Take a look at the rest of the video to see how well the F-150 does against a tuned Jeep Trackhawk.