Raptor Fans: Ford’s 6.2L V8 Lives On Through 2017!

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2017 Ford F-250 XLT Super Duty

For the 2017 Super Duty lineup of pickup trucks, there are a few engine options for buyers. If you want diesel, you can have a 6.7L Power Stroke turbodiesel. If you want to run on gasoline, you can get a beefy 6.8L V10, or the famous 6.2L V8.

Ford wants to offer the Super Duty customer a variety of options when they purchase their next fleet of trucks, since both of the gasoline engines can be configured and upfitted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). But aside from the CNG-prep options, we’re excited to see the engine remain on for another reason.

2017 Ford Raptor in Liquid Blue

The 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor was powered by the 6.2L V8. Many of you have lamented that the engine went away and was replaced by the turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that is proliferating throughout the Ford Performance lineup.

Keep in mind, we do not expect this to happen at all. Like, at all. But, if the new 2017 Ford Raptor didn’t sell well, it’s possible for Ford to bring the 6.2L back for that application.

The thing about Raptor is this; it’ll sell well. It’ll always sell well. It’s the Raptor, and that’s what it does.

What do you think? Let us know over in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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