Even the redneckiest of rednecks drives their truck on paved roads about 90% of the time. So I'd say just about everybody cares how fast their truck is, whether they admit it or not. Very few people actively seek out a slow, noisy, bumpy vehicle to drive on a daily basis.
Haven't you heard? Pickup trucks are the modern-day version of the 1960s musclecars.....lotsa power and fast in a straight line, and easy to mod. The RL is like the first FWD cars were to the musclecar world - hard to understand and hard to modify. It has to be pretty embarrassing to the muscletrucks to be beaten by the "minivan" pickup, so they are going to tear it down elsewhere, like off-road ability and mod-ability...
Smoky FWD burnouts always seem 'wrong' somehow...like below...Maybe I'm more of a traditionalist than I think I am...I want to see someone with a FWD G2 make a video flooring the accelerator from a full stop on dry pavement (only when it is safe to do so, of course) while the traction control is fully disabled*. I'm curious to see how much wheel spin there will be and to see the looks on the faces of "real truck" owners when they see white smoking coming from one of the front tires of a pickup. >
* Turning VSA "off" in the G2 does not fully disable traction control. There is a special procedure that must be follow to fully disable traction and stability control. http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/...have-noticed-about-your-g2-5.html#post2147345
Yes he is! Here is some video evidence:Even Roman is starting to warm up to the RL????
Spend some time over on the F150 forums.....you'd think it was a Mustang forum!But really, who races a pickup truck?
I had an EcoBoost F-1 and a half 4x4 for 2 months courtesy of the air bag recall.Spend some time over on the F150 forums.....you'd think it was a Mustang forum!
Fact is, with today's trucks, buyers expect more than just truck capacity. They want fast, quiet, and luxury to boot. Doesn't take much to get a Supercrew 4x4 Ecoboost F150 to run a 12 sec 1/4 mile. This was high-end musclecar territory just a few years ago. Crazy stuff.