SEMA 2010: The Custom Shop's Ford F-150 FX2 EcoBoost V-6

Custom Shop's Ford F-150 FX2 EcoBoost V-6

Fast cars and trucks have always been popular at SEMA, but there's never been a hot rod pickup quite like this. The Custom Shop got its hands on one of the first of Ford's all-new EcoBoost twin-turbo direct-injection F-150s and turned it into a fuel-efficient go-fast hauler.

The FX2 F-150 features shaved door handles, a lightweight ARE tonneau cover, lightweight COR rims wearing Continental low-rolling-resistance tires, a Corsa free-flow cat-back exhaust system, a larger cold air intake system and Amsoil synthetic motor oil for the EcoBoost engine, which makes 365 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque.

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Solar panels are mounted in the tonneau cover to help charge the F-150’s accessories, and carbon fiber and aluminum panels under the body help improve airflow beneath the truck. Ride height has been lowered using a Firestone air ride load-leveling system to further reduce aerodynamic drag.

Topping it off is a custom Pearl Black, white, silver and copper paint job with a dual pinstripe border applied to the F-150’s skin using DuPont’s low-volatile organic compound base and clear-coat paint for reduced emissions. Also note the offset front license plate so that airflow to the turbo intercooler isn't blocked.

Inside, the paint job has been matched with a similarly colored leather interior by Katzkin seat covers, a custom Sony sound system and LCD screens throughout the cabin.

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Comments

Wow, 365hp/420tq from a V6.

i want one looks great

Good looking truck. looks much better than the artist's renderings.

Does it have the same blown head gasket and unexplainable electrical problems that come standard with all Fords?

I'll be dreaming
Hoping baby that a EcoBoost F150 will soon be in my garage.

@ Frank

Did you just get out of a Chilean mine? LOL

@Powerkid,

Yup. My Mistress just let me log on to the internet, now that I have money, I can buy a real truck.

Sarcasm, it was all sarcasm.

Does it have the same blown head gasket and unexplainable electrical problems that come standard with all Fords? - TROLL

LMFAO!!!!

Nice try, though! Foul and a miss, just like the pathetic Texas Rangers!

@ Frank

LOL, Good thing you didn't say it needed premium, my left arm would have started to tingle again...

really 365hp at the flywheel isnt special..... my 86 grand national puts 400hp at THE WHEELS with very minor mods with 24 year old technology and single journal bearing turbo. again this is a neat powertrain (i dont think for a truck, but the SHO its cool) but its not revolutionary as ford makes it sound.

@Power Kid,

Even for myself, as a Miner that was stuck in a deep hole for 68 days knows that the Ecoboost requries only Regular Fuel.

Who doesn't know this?

Lol!!

@ mike levine

Mike, i'm really interested in the worktruck shootout....... when you thinkin you'll publish your shootout???

Yuck! Got rice?

"...a fuel-efficient go-fast hauler."

Now that's an oxymoron if I've ever heard one.
Definitely a nice looking truck though.

@Hemi lol

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@Frank
How about an EcoBoost for that azz?

"my 86 grand national puts 400hp at THE WHEELS with very minor mods with 24 year old technology and single journal bearing turbo. again this is "

Back in 1975, as a teenager i drove a tractor with 175 pto hp that pulled a 30 foot disc. Will you GN pull a 30 foot disc?

Compare apples to apples hemi.

THis is a truck that is designed to be used as a truck. Is your GN your daily driver? What mileage will your MODDED G.nat motor get in a pickup pulling 8000lb's? Empty?

The 3.5EB has run 500hp on the dyno, don't worry, it'll do just fine. The SHO's getting bumped to 400hp and that's from the factory.

Thats one really UGLY truck.. that hood does not belong there at all

That hood and bed cover have got to go.....the interior and rims are nice...



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