Director of Adventure Management Operations
Of course,then there’s this:
“The F-150 is stout enough for the 3.5 and its turbos, but I'd recommend getting a truck with full-time four-wheel-drive (aka, all-wheel-drive), because 470 lb-ft. of torque can and will fry the rear tires. Unladen, the F-150 is now a terror at drag strips. Seriously. It's not quite as quick as a Mustang GT, but it's not terribly far behind, either.”
Interestingly, Fords 4x4 system disengages when you hit something like 40mph... Thus freeing up HP to turn the rear wheels and eliminating the parasitic drag of the front axle.
Also, they are nasty when launched properly in 4 high.
Even being 2wd, on street tires, I can consistently run mid 13s with zero trouble. Toss in methonal injection, drag radials, and a more aggressive tune and I'd hit the low 13s.