Mum’s the word regarding the upcoming 2017 F-150 Raptor’s specs, so there’s no official news yet on the engine power. However, a screenshot from the Ford eSourceBook app snagged by a FordRaptorForum.com user has disclosed the coveted information.
2017 F-150 Raptor Performance
This forum user has discovered that the 2017 F-150 Raptor will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine that puts out 450 horsepower and a whopping 510 pound-feet of torque. That’s 76 pound-feet and 39 horses more than the former 6.2-liter V8. The new F-150 will carry a similar 3.5-liter engine that will generate 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, which validates the leaked specs of the Raptor. Additionally, the forum user noted that the maximum towing capacity of the Raptor weighs in at 8,000 pounds, same as last year.
Raptor Details and Specifics
Although forum websites aren’t always 100 percent accurate when it comes to leaked information, Raj Nair, the chief product development person at Ford, divulged similar info last year, confirming the report of 450 horsepower. If this proves to be the case, this will give the Raptor plenty of power to go with its ability to navigate any type of terrain. At a rumored $49,520**, the Raptor SuperCab will be moderately priced for a truck of its class.
Ford has not confirmed the engine specifications at this point. The automaker is reserving the right to wait until closer to the release date of the 2017 F-150 Raptor before announcing the information.
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