The Ford EcoBoost 1.0-liter three-cylinder is a tiny engine. Dolph Lundgren, renowned action star, established chemist, and Rocky rival, is a large man. At six feet five inches, Lundgren might be an interesting choice to showcase the tiny power-packed punch of the EcoBoost 1.0-liter, but while you might not be able to tell from his imposing figure and his colorful cinematic past, he holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. In the three short-but-sweet videos below, Lundgren demonstrates the power of the tiny engine with three EcoBoost-powered contraptions.
If you have ever wanted to see what a 123 hp pitching machine is capable of, Lundgren has the footage to satiate that need. Operating on a regular pitching machine power supply, a baseball can be launched at speeds up to 90 miles per hour. With the tiny turbo mill spinning the two launching wheels, the baseball spiked through a block of drywall at 200 mph.
Next up, he straps the 1.0-liter to a skateboard. An assistant was conscripted to “test” the deathtrap, and apparently reaches an indicated 60 mph on the airfield runway. Lundgren thinks the motorized skateboard can achieve much faster speeds, and takes it upon himself to be the testing dummy.
Finally, the Swede scientist rigs the EcoBoost to power a large blender. What’s on the menu? A bucket of fruit, another blender, and strangely, a box of silverware.