Subscribe to a magazine

Motor

Back to article View Gallery
2 of 16
Ford's website describes the 3.0 V6 thusly: "The 3.0L OHV V6 with 148 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque delivers the necessary towing strength needed in an entry V6 engine without sacrificing a lot of fuel economy." Translation for the dirt: It's better than a four-banger, but it needs more oomph. Tim went with a Whipple supercharger to make the jump from street-friendly to dirt-ready. There's a K&N filter lurking inside the stock airbox.

Advertisement