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Interesting article about the 3.5 EcoBoost HO

https://fordauthority.com/2020/10/w...-h-o-return-in-the-2021-ford-f-150-after-all/

Will The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 H.O. Return In The 2021 Ford F-150 After All?

When the 2021 Ford F-150 was revealed a while back, there was one thing in particular that we noticed missing from its engine lineup – the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 H.O. In the 13th generation F-150, the high-output version of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 was standard equipment in both the Ford F-150 Limited and the F-150 Raptor.

Now, however, Ford Authority is hearing that the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 H.O. will in fact be making a comeback, potentially later on for the 2021 model year. No word on what sort of horsepower or torque it might offer, but the regular 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the 2021 F-150 is rated at 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.

Meanwhile, the outgoing version of the high-output 3.5 produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, which was a significant boost over the old, regular 3.5L EcoBoost, which was rated at 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

While the high-output 3.5 was the proverbial king of the hill on the 13th gen F-150, that spot is currently occupied by the 3.5L PowerBoost V6 in the 2021 model. That hybrid powertrain produces 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque.

It isn’t clear which models or trim levels the new H.O. might wind up powering, but it’s possible that it will serve as the base engine for the next-generation F-150 Raptor. As Ford Authority recently reported, the forthcoming Raptor will be getting two engine options, with the top-level choice being a slightly detuned version of Ford’s supercharged 5.2L Predator V8, which is currently used in the 2020 Ford Mustang GT500.

When the next-gen Raptor will arrive, however, is currently unclear. It’s possible that the pickup will launch toward the end of the 2021 model year, or it could skip it and launch as a 2022 model.
 

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The real question that remains is WHY DID THEY REMOVE it from the 2021 initial offering??
 

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Interesting article about the 3.5 EcoBoost HO

https://fordauthority.com/2020/10/w...-h-o-return-in-the-2021-ford-f-150-after-all/

Will The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 H.O. Return In The 2021 Ford F-150 After All?

When the 2021 Ford F-150 was revealed a while back, there was one thing in particular that we noticed missing from its engine lineup – the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 H.O. In the 13th generation F-150, the high-output version of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 was standard equipment in both the Ford F-150 Limited and the F-150 Raptor.

Now, however, Ford Authority is hearing that the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 H.O. will in fact be making a comeback, potentially later on for the 2021 model year. No word on what sort of horsepower or torque it might offer, but the regular 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the 2021 F-150 is rated at 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.

Meanwhile, the outgoing version of the high-output 3.5 produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, which was a significant boost over the old, regular 3.5L EcoBoost, which was rated at 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

While the high-output 3.5 was the proverbial king of the hill on the 13th gen F-150, that spot is currently occupied by the 3.5L PowerBoost V6 in the 2021 model. That hybrid powertrain produces 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque.

It isn’t clear which models or trim levels the new H.O. might wind up powering, but it’s possible that it will serve as the base engine for the next-generation F-150 Raptor. As Ford Authority recently reported, the forthcoming Raptor will be getting two engine options, with the top-level choice being a slightly detuned version of Ford’s supercharged 5.2L Predator V8, which is currently used in the 2020 Ford Mustang GT500.

When the next-gen Raptor will arrive, however, is currently unclear. It’s possible that the pickup will launch toward the end of the 2021 model year, or it could skip it and launch as a 2022 model.
my question is simple... what did Ford do to the 3.5 ecoboost to get the 450 hp? Was it any internal modification..or was it a simple tune... which in case , a 100hp tuner can be purchased for $500, which would bump to 500 hp when added to the 2021 400hp
 

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my question is simple... what did Ford do to the 3.5 ecoboost to get the 450 hp? Was it any internal modification..or was it a simple tune... which in case , a 100hp tuner can be purchased for $500, which would bump to 500 hp when added to the 2021 400hp
True but if an owner cares about the factory warranty, this should only be done after the factory warranty expires because doing it beforehand will more than likely void the factory warranty when or if problems arise in the powertrain.

Even if an owner removes said program from the vehicle to take it in for warranty work, Ford’s IDS system can easily tell if the vehicle has been tuned.
 

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The real question that remains is WHY DID THEY REMOVE it from the 2021 initial offering??
I think it would be cool for Ford to bring it back for those potential owners who don’t want or need the hybrid.

Ford would have to price it higher than the hybrid upgrade or price it in the same range as the PowerStroke.
 
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The real question that remains is WHY DID THEY REMOVE it from the 2021 initial offering??
I would imagine because they upped the power on the regular EcoBoost to nearly the same power as the HO and it uses regular gas not premium. Needed time also I guess to up it to more than the hybrid.
 

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