Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’re probably well aware of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor which will no longer be offered with the much loved 6.2-liter V-8 that pumped out 411hp and 434 lb-ft of torque. While many off-road enthusiasts and Raptor fans have been up in arms about the replacement 3.5-liter EcoBoost, many of those arguments have fallen on deaf ears largely in part because Ford made it very clear that the new engine would put out more power and torque than the outgoing 6.2-liter V-8 while offering better fuel economy.
We can understand why people have a blind love of a thundering V-8 engine’s exhaust drone but we aren’t going to act like the Raptor couldn’t use extra fuel economy and the fact that Ford is able to do this without sacrificing power and torque is just awesome.
So how much power does the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor 3.5-liter EcoBoost make? Well, unless you didn’t read the title, it turns this little engine is going to put out 450hp! How’s that for some serious kick in the pants power?
Ford group president of global product development Raj Nair let the cat out of the bag on just how much power the next gen Ford F-150 Raptor is going to make. Nair let it all slip during an interview at this past weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Nair was speaking about the EcoBoost V-6 engine that powers the Ford-Riley Daytona Prototype race cars and said, “The Development we’re doing here in racing we’re taking right back into the production car, so a lot of what we learned we’re putting back into the F-150 Raptor getting 450 hp…this same engine is going to go in our Ford GT at over 600 hp. So it’s straight from production to racing, back to production.”
So now we know how much power the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will be putting out but how much torque is anyone’s guess but we’re thinking it’s a pretty safe bet to expect it to be slightly north of the outgoing 434 lb-ft of torque that the outgoing 6.2-liter V-8 made. One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be hard to argue against a thumping V-8 that makes less power than a 450 hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6!