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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Tested



Ford’s new F-150 Raptor is the off-road rocket we’ve all been waiting for.

Hiding in that strengthened steel frame and aluminum bodywork is a second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that was tuned specifically for the Raptor to produce a high output.
Paired with a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission, the Raptor can crank out 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. Even its peak turbo boost pressure saw an increase from 16 to 18 psi thanks to oil jets spraying at the pistons’ undersides, thus keeping the powertrain cool.

Not only does the Raptor sound fast due to its unique dual exhaust setup, it can sprint to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds without any wheelspin and clear a quarter mile in 13.9 seconds at 97.3 mph. This was achieved by dialing the new combination all-/four-wheel-drive system to 4A (automatic 4×4), setting the Terrain Management System to Sport, turning off stability control, and leaving the transmission in drive. There are other drive modes that can be utilized when the terrain calls for it; Normal, Weather, Mud/Sand, Baja, and Rock/Crawl, but sport is needed for the fastest acceleration time.

With great power comes great fuel consumption and even though the Raptor’s EPA fuel economy numbers may have improved from 12/16/13 mpg city/highway/combined to 15/18/16, it is still possible to get single digit ratings if you’re heavy on the gas.

Rounding out the Raptor package are its front corner coil springs, rear leaf springs, Fox’s nine-stage bypass shock absorbers and BFG rubber. Combined, they’ll keep the Raptor suspension limber.

All this doesn’t come cheap as the one tested by MotorTrend will cost a whopping $62,335 while the base model sets you back $49,520.
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Always thought those were impressive numbers and its even more impressive when you factor in that car makers always keep it at a safe threshold. So considering that with a tune maybe we can easily get 10-15% on top of the power output we're seeing here?

Is anyone here planning to extract more power? or remain content with what's offered?
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