Ford’s choice of a twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 instead of a V8 for the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor dissaponted some fans, but you can’t argue with the results. When you put a 2017 Raptor up against a 2014 model in a drag race, and the old V8-powered truck doesn’t have a prospect of success.
Look away, 2017 F-150 Raptor’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 makes 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
Being down on cylinders doesn’t necessarily means being down on horsepower or torque. It increases of 39 and 76, respectively, over the old Raptor.
Ford also mated the Raptor’s engine with a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic gearbox and the new model is around 500 lbs lighter than its predecessor thanks to aluminum construction.
This drag-race video may not be an entirely fair comparison, though. The 2017 Raptor featured here is a smaller and lighter ride that is up against a four-door 2014 truck.
The new Raptor might not have a V8, but it means nothing in terms of acceleration.