Officially Official: 2017 Raptor Horsepower, Torque and Fuel Economy
Finally, all of the pieces of the 2017 Raptor puzzle are successfully in place! We now know the horsepower, torque and fuel economy numbers for the new truck, and they’re a bit what we expected, but still quite awesome.
Recently there was a leak showing that the Raptor would make 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The 450 horsepower was also discussed by us a long time back. Both of those numbers are, in fact, the horsepower and torque numbers for the 2017 Raptor.
The 6.2L V8 made 411 horsepower, so the new, 2nd-generation EcoBoost bests it by 39 horsepower. The old truck had 434 lb-ft of torque compared to the new one’s 510 lb-ft.
Fuel economy, on the EPA testing cycle, is up 23% on the combined fuel rating. The new truck is rated at 15 mpg in the city, 18 mpg on the highway, or 16 mpg combined. While the fuel economy is definitely better, it’s clearly not the focus of this truck.
Just as a refresher, the 2017 Raptor is made from an aluminum-body and a high-strength steel frame. Weight is down around 500 pounds from the previous truck, and the new truck has a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 over the old 6.2L V8. A new 10-speed transmission helps deliver better performance and fuel economy.
Finally, a computerized terrain control system, including a Baja Mode, helps with the off-road duties.
We’re excited to eventually get behind the wheel of this bad boy! Are you?
Let us know what you think in the comments below or over in the forums!