Today, Ford announced the pricing and horsepower for the 2017 F-150 Raptor. If you’re not familiar with the Raptor, it is essentially an F-150 in total beast mode. It’s a high-performance off-road monster that lives up to its prehistoric nomenclature, all the while incorporating the latest in performance and build technology.
Here are the stats: The 2017 Raptor will come equipped with the second-generation 3.5-liter, high-output EcoBoost engine with 450-horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. The 10-speed transmission makes it suitable for both on- and off-road performance and efficiency.
Using the same high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body 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, it delivers a 21 percent improved average torque-to-weight ratio and a 23 percent improvement in EPA-rated combined fuel economy compared with the previous generation Raptor.
“Raptor was designed to be a no-compromise, off-road performance machine,” said Matt Tranter, Ford Performance engineering supervisor. And if you’re still not sure what all that means, check out the video:
The 2017 F-150 Raptor will have a starting price below $50,000.