Ford F-150 Raptor Forum Claims 450 hp, 510 lb-ft for 2017 ModelPosted in News on September 14, 2016
Ever since its showing at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and even before, there has been a fever pitch of anticipation for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Will it live up to its predecessor’s legendary performance? We’ve slowly gotten bits and pieces of information about the new truck since its reveal. As was the case with the previous-generation model, it will be offered in both SuperCab (extended) and SuperCrew configurations. It will get a 10-speed automatic transmission, as will all 2017 F-150s equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine. It will have 3-inch Fox Racing shocks and improved travel and articulation over its predecessor. From the start, Ford promised that the high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 would have more power than its predecessor 6.2L V-8. However, we didn’t know quite how much until now.
The Ford Raptor Forum, an enthusiast forum for Ford’s off-road hero, has a thread with what appears to be a photo of a computer screen that the original poster claims is advanced dealer info ahead of the truck’s official production launch. The photo clearly shows a rating of 450 hp at 5,000 rpm and 510 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm. That is 75 more horsepower than the 2017 F-150’s “regular” 3.5L EcoBoost and 40 lb-ft more torque. More importantly, it’s 39 more horsepower and a whopping 76 lb-ft more torque than the previous Raptor’s 6.2L V-8. Combined with the tighter ratios of the 10-speed transmission, as well as the second generation model’s lighter weight, the performance of the new Raptor should be formidable.