Raptor Review: Hennessey Tests 2017 Truck

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2017 Ford Raptor

High-Performance Cars Specialist Gets Under the Hood and Behind the Wheel to Reveal Ford Raptor’s Best Features

We recently brought you two video reviews from the 2017 Raptor’s media drive in California. The first one was an on-road review and the second an off-road video clip. Now it’s the Ford truck’s turn to hop on a dyno and show us what it’s got.

This latest performance test is conducted by John Hennessey from Hennessey Performance , which is famous for its complete turnkey cars and upgrade packages for high-performance vehicles. Hennessey recently posted a must-watch video of his hands-on review of the 2017 Raptor. As you already know, the 3.5 liter EcoBoost 6-cylinder turbocharged engine produces 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. As a result, we have no doubt that it’s a capable truck. But we just want to see what the dyno has to say, because they usually don’t lie.

With a total of six driving modes, the Raptor’s steering, transmission, engine, suspension and differential behavior can adjust depending on terrain conditions. Modes range from Sport to Rock Crawling and, of course, Baja. That being said, such modes won’t play any role during this stationary test. In fact, Hennessey left the truck on 2WD mode for his test.

After going through the testing sequence, the dyno results showed the following:

  • Max power at the wheels: 365.13 horsepower
  • Max torque: 422.42

That’s pretty sweet for a 100% stock 2017 Raptor. And remember, that’s horsepower to the rear wheels, not engine horsepower.

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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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