Ford has been pretty successful at convincing pickup truck buyers they don't need a V8. The company's twin-turbo V6 engines—2.7 or 3.5 liters—make up the majority of F-150s sold, and as you've probably heard on a TV commercial lately, the F-series is the in the U.S. market.
Man, but there's something weird about nailing the throttle in a full-size truck and hearing the muffled whoosh of a small-displacement twin-turbo engine. Those of us who grew up in truck country (read: basically anywhere in the U.S.) automatically associate big pickups with burbling V8s.
This aftermarket cat-back exhaust for the 2.7-liter twin-turbo F-150 isn't going to help that. :
The guys at for 2015-and-up F-150s. It's a budget kit, but it's pretty indicative of what the future of pickup trucks sounds like.
Forget the old pickup truck burble. This thing sounds remarkably like a sports car, with a hint of turbo noise and a growl that, if you let your imagination run just a little bit, wouldn't sound out of place coming from a performance coupe.
No, it doesn't sound like a typical pickup. To my ears, it sounds better.