New vs. Old, EcoBoost vs. V8: Who Wins the Race?

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Cover Your Eyes, EcoBoost Haters. We Assure You This Won’t Be Pretty!

We love power, we love performance, technology, and most of all, we love trucks. That’s what we here at Ford Truck Enthusiasts love to share with you regardless of whether it is old-school or new-school. That being said, boy is the new Ford Raptor fast as heck!

We’ve already seen the 2017 Raptor on the dyno, we’ve seen it on the pavement, and of course, off-road. But what about on the drag strip? More specifically, side-by-side with the previous generation Raptor. Now that’d be something worth watching! Well, ask and you shall receive.

Thanks to the guys at The Fast Lane Truckwe can now witness a drag race that millions of people out there have been curious about. Of course, it hasn’t necessarily been a secret that the new truck is a beast, and therefore faster than its predecessor. After all, it’s more powerful and considerably lighter. But for most hardcore V8 loyalists, it takes a visual display of supremacy to truly accept the facts.

Folks, this is the visual display of supremacy you’ve been waiting for. Sadly for some, it’s not in the V8’s favor, but quite the contrary. With 450 horsepower, 510 lb-ft of torque, and weighing nearly 500 pounds less, the new Raptor easily smokes the V8-powered truck.

Don’t worry V8 die-hards, we heard Walmart has tissues on sale. Trust me, you’ll be needing them!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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