In this video featured below, Ford shares their research and development on the 2017 Raptor’s exhaust. While the pipes still go through the same muffler, Ford claims that this exhaust is a true dual system from the turbos to the back. Check out the exhaust pulse animations and turbo footage in the clip.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor with Dual Exhaust Technology
Ford’s off-road 2017 F-150 Raptor is comparable to the 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 in terms of being engineered like a specialty sports car. Both vehicles were strategically built with specific and purposeful parts that set them apart from the competition.
The new Raptor, like many other V6 F-150s, includes tone-technology that allows its passengers to hear a different engine sound than the one leaving the tailpipes. This means that the truck gives a more muscular, throaty V8 tone that is music to our ears.
This offroad hero is now paired with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and 10-speed automatic transmission. While its displacement may be smaller when compared with the 6.2-liter V8 from the first-gen Raptor, the output of this truck is higher. Horsepower has gone up to 450 from 411 and pound-feet of torque increased to 510 from 434.
The Raptor’s new engine, paired with an aluminum body that reduced its weight by 500 pounds, helps the truck achieve 16mpg in overall fuel economy – a 23 percent improvement from the previous model. This newfound power and lighter weight combination make the F-150 Raptor a joy to take in the dunes and the dirt.
Simply put, a free-flow exhaust decreases the amount of backpressure in the system and provides a smoother passageway for the exhaust. Taken from its name, this type of exhaust literally “frees” some of the power in your engine allowing it to reach more of its potential.
These exhaust systems allow for a quicker and more efficient path for the exhaust gases to escape. Consequently, your engine “breathes” better, and fuel and air exit the combustion chambers at a quicker rate. You will experience better gas mileage and improved acceleration as a result.
Ford’s First-Ever Full Dual Exhaust Comes to Life
To produce 450 horses, its twin turbos need to breathe, and therefore need an exhaust system that can deliver more power and redefine the overall sound. No power should be suppressed, as the F-150 Raptor truck should be driven to unleash all its beastly power. Ford engineers chained the Raptor down to a chassis dyno and fine-tuned its performance to the core.
The final performance test included completing the brutal and impressive Baja 1000. The new sound of this high-power offroad truck will blow your mind and its performance will surprise you.
What are your thoughts on the 2017 Raptor’s exhaust system? Do you prefer the sound of the 6.2L’s V8 or the 3.5L TT V6 EcoBoost? Comment your thoughts below!