How Much Horsepower Will the New Raptor Make?
Not too long ago, you could walk to your local Ford dealership and purchase a Raptor with a 6.2L V8 making 411 horsepower and 434 lb/ft of torque.
For the 2017 model year, Ford is introducing a new Raptor that is powered by an entirely different engine. Under the hood of the new Raptor is a 3.5L turbocharged EcoBoost V6.
Ford says it’ll make more horsepower and torque than the outgoing car, but how much is that?
The new Ford GT also is powered by a variant of the 3.5L EcoBoost engine, and it’s said to make 600+ horsepower.
It’s safe to say that the new Raptor won’t be making that much power when it goes on sale next year. But there is definitely potential in the 3.5L EcoBoost engine.
A quick search netted a company that has a tune for the EcoBoost 3.5L that results in approximately 500 horsepower at the crank. They even will warranty their tunes to the truck.
Ford saved approximately 500 pounds by switching to an aluminum body on the 2017 Raptor. That alone will see an increase in performance.
All they need to do is turn up the wick some and make some serious power. If an aftermarket company can get 450-500 hp out of the 3.5L EcoBoost and still warrant it, then so can Ford.
If I were a betting man, I’d expect to see it in the 450 hp range. But, expect tuners to be all over that and able to get a lot more out of it.
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