Official: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Gets 450 hp, 510 lb-ft
Figures Confirm Earlier Rumor, Most Powerful Raptor to Date
This has been quite a week for truck power figures, with the leak of the L5P Duramax figures over the weekend and now official confirmation for the power output of the highly anticipated 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Confirming the figures leaked a few weeks ago on a Raptor enthusiast forum, Ford has announced the latest generation of its factory super truck will be 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. Like all other 2017 F-150s equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost, it will be mated exclusively to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which we see as a good thing. Other goodies on the new Raptor include a six-mode Terrain Management System, a torque-on-demand transfer case.
The power increases represent a 39hp and 76 lb-ft increase over the output of the last-generation Raptor with its 6.2L naturally aspirated V-8, making it the most powerful Raptor to date. A claimed weight loss of as much as 500 pounds over its predecessor promise to make the new Raptor’s on- and off-road performance even more exhilarating.
Clearly built more for performance than practicality, the 2017 Raptor’s fuel economy is rated at 15 mpg city an 18 mpg highway. Although that may seem disappointing at first glance when at least 20 mpg is considered the baseline highway figure for 1/2-ton trucks, it represents a 23 percent improvement over its undeniably thirsty predecessor, that guzzled down unleaded at the rate of 11 mpg city and 16 mpg highway.