Ford F-150 EcoBoost Finishes Baja in 38 Hours

The Ford F-150 EcoBoost race truck, with an engine that has the equivalent of ten years of rugged use, finished the grueling Baja 1000 in just over 38 hours, traveling 1,061 miles

The very same stock EcoBoost engine endured the equivalent of 150,000 harsh user miles on the dynamometer, then was installed into a new 2011 Ford F-150 to work as a log skidder in Oregon, towed a 11,300-lb. trailer at full throttle on a NASCAR track and beat the V8 competition in steep-grade towing at Davis Dam. EcoBoost is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter gasoline-fuelled V6.

Baja was dessert. Dessert in the desert.

Ford released a beautiful video (narrated by Mike Rowe) of the F-150 EcoBoost's Baja adventure.

Mike McCarthy and his F-150 EcoBoost Baja racer take on the Baja 1000 in the grueling Mexican desert. It doesn't get any tougher than this. Check out the "problem" they discover after dark at the first pit stop. The video's less than 3.5 minutes. Enjoy.

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