Genius Celeb Dolph Lundgren Uses Ford EcoBoost Engine As A Blender: Ad Break

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Ford’s family of turbocharged EcoBoost engines is made to pack a considerable amount of power and torque into a compact, lightweight space, with even the smallest of EcoBoost mills – a three-cylinder unit displacing just one liter – packing a 123 horsepower wallop.

To put that in terms a non-engineer might find easier to understand, Ford has enlisted the help of genius Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren, who constructs a blender powered by Ford’s compact 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine to demonstrate what that sort of power looks like as it’s shredding things like various fruits, silverware, and wood. Mr. Lundgren, it should be noted, is a member of high IQ society Mensa, and holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering.

Yes, we’re talking about that Dolph Lundgren, who played antagonist Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, and more recently appeared in all three installments of The Expendables.

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To be entirely honest, there’s likely not an engine in production which couldn’t power a blender just as effectively as Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost I3, but that’s rather beside the point. By featuring Dolph Lundgren in this recent ad – a celebrity perhaps best-known by Gen Xers and Baby Boomers – Ford is proving that it knows how to reach those generations, as well as Millennials.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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