High-Strength Construction in the Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is a pickup with plenty of capability starting for Auburn with its six engine choices. The standard 2.7-liter Turbocharged EcoBoost® generates 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. At the other end, the available 5.0-liter Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing V8 explodes with 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.

The military-grade, high-strength body relies on aluminum alloy that is hardened with a heat-treating process. This allows a lighter body and bed but a higher power-to-weight ratio for increased strength without more weight. Such construction allows for maximum tow and payload ratings.

The fully boxed frame is constructed of up to 78 percent high-strength steel than in the previous generation. Larger cross sections are also used. Again, this results in a frame that is lighter by almost 60 pounds but is also more rigid and stronger.

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