Ford F-150 Raptor has always been the favorite of truck enthusiasts and journalist right from its introduction in the year 2010. The truck was first equipped with the old 5.4 l V-8 engine and then updated to 6.2 l V-8 engine. Raptor has always been a heavyweight tough performer when it comes to the performance off-road. Now the Ford has decided to offer a new turbo engine in the new 2017 Ford F-150 model.
Although the 2017 update is going to provide a number of benefits to the Ford F-150 Raptor model, the fans seem not much happy with the change.
According to MCRUNCH, the downside of having a turbocharged engine is the muted and muffled engine sound which may not sound as good as it used to be. But this can be foregone by the fans when they find the new numbers offered by the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: Specs And Features
The new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will have a new turbocharged engine which will offer enhanced torque capacity of 450hp and 510lb ft. This is 39hp and 76 lb ft more than what was offered by the older engine. This new engine is going to give more performance by delivering about 4mpg more in the city and 2mpg extra on the highway. With these benefits shifting to a turbo engine does not seem a bad idea at all!
The new 2017 model is based on the Built Ford Tough production version. According to Ford, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor features-
- High strength steel frame
- A 3.5L EcoBoost engine with all new high output
- 10 speed transmission
- Long travel suspension
- A high strength, military grade aluminum alloy body
This will not be an overstatement that the new racing Raptor is going to continue the proud tradition of Ford which consists of toughness and durability. The all new 2017 Raptor model is ready to order and you can contact your nearest Ford dealer today!