2017 Raptor EcoBoost Exhaust: How Does it Sound?

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The EcoBoost vs. Coyote debate promises to rage on for the foreseeable future, and a big part of that debate is over the way each engine sounds.  Obviously there’s no way Ford can make the twin turbocharged V6 sound anything like the grumpy V8, but whether that’s a good or bad thing is dependent on taste.

Here we have a video providing us with the sounds of Ford’s latest EcoBoost powered truck – the Raptor. It covers all the bases – start up noise, revving, and idle.  The start up is, quite honestly, pretty boring and isn’t loud at all.  But things get a little better after that.

Revving the little boosted engine results in a nice “whoosh” from the turbos, followed by a loud crackle that is actually pretty satisfying.  From the front, with the hood raised, the turbo noise is more pronounced and pretty cool, actually.

But is it as good as the snarling, nasty sounding V8?  That, of course, is a matter of opinion and the core of a debate that gets pretty heated every time it’s brought up.  For us old school traditionalists, it’s hard to concede that any six banger belongs under the hood of a truck to begin with.

Then again, maybe that’s being a little shortsighted.  The future is likely in boosted, smaller displacement engines.  And this video is what the future sounds like.

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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