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2017 Ford Raptor Packs 450 HP & 510 Lb-Ft

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor - White

Ford Motor Company finally answered the question that’s been on everyone’s mind, releasing horsepower and torque ratings for the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. And as expected, it’s a freaking beast!

Equipped with the all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbo high-output EcoBoost engine, the 2017 Ford Raptor churns out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque across a wide power band. Mated to an all-new Ford-built 10-speed transmission and exclusive transfer case, and managed by a six-mode Terrain Management System, the new makes good on its promise to deliver an exhilarating off-road performance truck and even more bragging rights with a base MSRP less than $50,000.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor - Blue

“The 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.”

Using the same high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body and a fully boxed high-strength steel frame as the current F-150 trucks, the 2017 Raptor is up to 500 pounds lighter than the 2014 model. Combined with a new high-output EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission, the 2017 Raptor delivers a 21% improved average torque-to-weight ratio and a 23% improvement in EPA-rated combined fuel economy (15/18/16 mpg) compared with the previous generation Raptor.

2017 Ford Raptor SuperCrew

Further building on the power-to-weight benefits, the 2017 Raptor delivers more low-RPM torque and better optimized power bands and shift points across all two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive modes thanks to the 10-speed transmission and torque-on-demand transfer case.

“The torque-on-demand transfer case and six-mode Terrain Management System is unique to Raptor in the Ford family of vehicles,” Tranter said. “It gives you the benefit of a clutched all-wheel-drive system for easy around-town maneuverability in bad weather. Then, there’s Baja Mode, which automatically engages a mechanically locked 4X4 high, and optimizes throttle response, shifting and boost control to provide improved off-road capability. That’s definitely drawing a line in the sand.”

As you can see in the video above, the new Ford F-150 Raptor can handle whatever you throw it’s way!

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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