2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Gains Power, Fuel Efficiency

The numbers are in, and they might blow up our computers; they’ll certainly mess up a few chassis dynos. The long-awaited 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, with the new and upgraded 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine, will deliver a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 pounds-feet of torque, which makes it one of the most powerful power/liter or power/cylinder engines ever put inside a pickup truck. Ford showed it off during the 2016 State Fair of Texas.

The bigger, upgraded second-generation EcoBoost — also offered in a less powerful configuration in several F-150 trims — will be the most powerful engine the Raptor, or any other half-ton pickup truck, has offered, and that includes anything supercharged or with 10 cylinders. In addition, this new Raptor powertrain will offer 23 percent better fuel economy than the less powerful 6.2-liter V-8 that it’s replacing. EPA-certified fuel ratings for the new Raptor are 15/18/16 mpg city/highway/combined.

The new Raptor will also include the 10-speed transmission available on several other F-150 models, as well as offering one of the best four-wheel-drive systems around, featuring six different terrain modes. The Terrain Management System connects throttle response, steering speeds, traction control, transmission mapping and more in order to provide the pickup the best traction possible no matter the circumstance, terrain or weather conditions.

Look for the new Raptor to be available near the end of the year with a starting price of less than $50,000. In the meantime, enjoy the video.

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