Leaked documents have seemed to confirm that the upcoming 2017 Ford Raptor will have over 500 lb-ft of Torque, more than the last gen Ford GT! Documents that have shown up on various forums and Raptor focused Facebook groups show what has been purported to be an internal dealer information sheet giving the rundown on the specs of the newest SVT Raptor.
According to this dealer sheet, the 2017 Raptor will make 450 HP @ 5000 RPMs and 510 lb-ft TQ @ 3500 RPMs thanks to dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), lightweight aluminum cylinder heads, and the all new, Ford first, dual-direct and port fuel injection system. As the blog Truckyeah pointed out, the ’17 Raptor will make more torque than the last gen Ford GT which was right at 500 lb-ft TQ. Pretty impressive from an F-150.
The 3.5L EcoBoost in your run-of-the-mill 2017 F-150 is good for 375 HP and 470 TQ, so this is a nice bump up. However, this isn’t too surprising considering that Ford big wig Raj Nair let slip that the Ford Raptor was going to be packing 450 HP, two years ago. Still, it is exciting to see this info start to make its way out onto the internet.
Looking At The Facts On The 2017 Raptor
However, despite this little info leak, Ford has remained tight-lipped and not confirmed any of the power figures as of yet. Considering how the 2017 Raptor is going to be the new flagship for Ford/the F-150 and is utilizing a V6 (something many people have been critical of), it stands to reason that they are going to have it jacked up with power to silence the naysayers.
Regardless, you are going to get a lot of truck for not a bad price. Between the suspension, the all new transmission, those beefy tires, and of course the various drive modes, you’ll be hard pressed to find this sort of performance from a truck anywhere else.
What are your thoughts on the Ford Raptor’s supposed power output? Will this Raptor pack a punch or does the power look better on paper? Comment below with your thoughts!