Question of the Week: Which Engine Should Power the Next Raptor?
Rumors indicate that the next generation SVT Raptor that will be based on the new lightweight aluminum F-150 will debut next month at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit’s Cobo Hall.
We can expect that if the newest off-road race-ready F-150 does debut, it will have a unique exterior design and a monster suspension setup to guarantee that it is even better than the previous Raptor. However, both the 5.4L V8 and the 6.2L V8 that have powered past SVT F-150 pickups are gone (the 5.4L is long gone), so Ford will need to pick a new engine for the next generation Raptor.
Provided that the 6.2L SVT V8 from the last generation F-150 is indeed gone, Ford could go one of three ways with the powertrain of the next Raptor. They could use a souped up version of the 5.0L V8 or the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 from the 2015 F-150 designed specifically for the new Raptor.
They could also use an existing engine, such as the more powerful 3.5L EcoBoost V6 from the Lincoln Navigator or the 5.0L V8 from the Ford Mustang GT. Finally, they could roll out an all-new engine specifically for the Raptor, but that would be by far the most costly option for the Motor Company.
With these options in mind, click here to head into the forums to tell us what you hope to see under the hood of the next generation SVT Raptor F150 when it arrives – whether it is in Detroit or not.