The technical specifications for the new Ford F-150 Raptor has been disclosed
The new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will be powered by a new twin-turbo 3.5-litre Ecoboost engine producing 450 bhp and 510 lb-ft (692 Nm) of torque. The Raptor is know to enthusiasts as a high-performance off-road pickup truck.
“Raptor was designed to be a no-compromise, off-road performance machine,” said Matt Tranter, Ford Performance engineering supervisor. “That is why we made the switch from the cast-iron V8 to the aluminum block, high-output GTDI V6 EcoBoost engine that our team tuned to add 39 horsepower and 76 lb.-ft. of torque for today’s Raptor.”
The high-power Ecoboost engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and power is sent to all four wheels. The second generation of the engine produces 39 bhp and 76 lb-ft of torque more than the current one. The vehicle returns 16 miles to a gallon.
Based on a new aluminium body and high strength steel frame, the new Ford F-150 Raptor is 500 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. The car comes with automatic start/stop function, torque-on-demand transfer case and a six-mode Terrain Management System.
The new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will retail for less than $50,000.