The 2017 Ford Raptor has been officially presented a while back and Ford Performance keeps delivering lots of interesting videos to showcase its capabilities, but until now we didn’t have a clear picture of the specifications sheet.
The Raptor was first unveiled to the public more than a year ago – during the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit – and it’s only now that we have the first measure of its might, due to leaked performance details. The Raptor – when it finally hits dealerships – should be packing 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts) at 5,000 rpm and 510 pound-feet of torque (691 Newton-meter) at 3,500 rpm. Power comes from the second generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and there’s also a new 10-speed automatic, in lieu of the dated 6.2-liter V8 and six-speed auto gearbox.
There’s ample extra power compared to the predecessor, 39 more horsepower and 76 extra pound-feet of torque (103 Newton-meter), with towing capacity now at 8,000 pounds (3,628 kilograms), slightly above what the predecessor was capable. The most important change is the use of the aluminum body and the durable high-strength steel frame, off-road suspension and tires – the Raptor is 500 pounds lighter than the outgoing version. We also know pricing details already – the SuperCab kicks off at $48,325, and the SuperCrew will start at $51,310.