Though it has just three cylinders and a single liter of displacement, the smallest member of the Ford EcoBoost engine family has won a multitude of awards for its ability to deliver performance and efficiency in a package that fits into a carry-on suitcase. It sips fuel, can be tuned to make 200 horsepower, and it apparently makes a very effective blender as well.
In a page pulled from the script of Top Gear, Ford engineers decided to pair the 1.0 liter EcoBoost motor with not just a blender, but a skateboard and a ballistic ball launcher like the ones at the aging batting cages on the once-respectable side of town.
Of course Ford couldn’t ask just anybody to step onto a 123 horsepower skateboard, so instead it turned to legendary action star Dolph Lundgren to put the various EcoBoosted devices to the test. However, an actual stuntman is the one to take the EcoBoosted skateboard to 60 MPH before wisely calling it quits. The same stuntman is called in try and hit 200 MPH baseballs launched from the pitching machine, which is more than twice as fast as the typical pitching machine.
Finally, Lundgren is left alone to test what an EcoBoost-powered blender can do. Channeling his inner Jeremy Clarkson, the action star takes the reins of a so-called “Super Blender” that turns all manner of fruits and silverware into some much detritus. It makes for a much more fun car commercial that combines our love of 80s and 90s action movies with a mighty little motor that aims to prove big things can come in small packages.