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Watch This Video of a Skateboard Powered by a Ford EcoBoost Engine

A blender and pitching machine also get turbocharged action

Erick Ayapana
May 5, 2016

The hoverboard from Lexus was pretty cool, but Ford may have built something better. As part of its "The Boost" ad campaign, Ford used its 1.0-liter turbocharged I-3 EcoBoost engine to soup up a bunch of everyday items that don't need souping up, including a skateboard.

The 1.0-liter EcoBoost(offered in the 2016 Ford Focus and Fiesta)is already a tiny and compactengine, but Ford obviously had to make some modifications to the skateboard to pull off the stunt. With a wider rear track and beefier go-kart wheels, the skateboard was prepped for its 123-hp donor engine. Ford commissioned action movie star Dolph Lundgren to introduce the board, but a stuntman was the brave soul to test the EcoBoosted creation on an open airstrip. The board undoubtedly has the capability to reach triple-digit speeds, but the stuntman wisely bails after reaching a relatively fast 60 mph.

In addition to the skateboard, the Ford EcoBoost engine is used to power a pitching machine that hurls baseballs at over 200 mph (typical machines pitch at around 90 mph). Lundgren, of course, aims the machine at the same stuntman who attempts to take a swing at the super-fast baseballs. Finally, Lundgren demonstrates an EcoBoost-powered blender, which the "Rocky IV' villain uses to demolish fruit, silverware, wood, and even another blender. Check out the videos below.

Source: Ford

By Erick Ayapana
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