Stock 2017 Raptor Runs a 13.73 Quarter Mile: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday

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Video claims that this F-150 Raptor set a world record on this run and we cant find evidence to prove otherwise.

The modern Ford F-150 Raptor is the most capable factory-built off-road truck on the market today while also being the most powerful road-going production truck that the Motor Company has ever produced. With 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, the EcoBoost V6 delivers more power than the supercharged V8 from the old SVT Lightning, but with the Raptor being built for off-road domination, it is packed full of components that hurt its on-road performance.

Fortunately, all of that EcoBoost power in the aluminum-bodied F-150 still makes for a pretty quick truck, as we see in the video above from the YouTube channel of Abdullah Aldossary. The video title claims that it is a world record, but if nothing else, this Raptor is considerably quicker than any we have seen in the past.

Stock Raptor

There are no details on this particular 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, but the claim by the owner is a stock world record, so inside and out, this truck should be completely unmodified. Provided that is the case, we know that there is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 under the hood, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and a high tech four-wheel-drive system. That power is sent to the factory-issued beadlock wheels and BFGoodrich off-road tires, a setup which is less-than-ideal for drag racing due to the weight and tread pattern.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Finally, we know that this Raptor is riding on Fox off-road suspension, so while this is the smaller SuperCab configuration, this truck still weighs well over 5,000 pounds.

A 5,000-pound Ford F-150 with off-road tires, off-road suspension and with a twin turbocharged V6 doesn’t seem like the kind of truck that would shine on the drag strip, but as the video above shows, the Raptor covers the quarter mile pretty nicely.

Setting the Record

In the video above, this stock 2017 Raptor is making a run down the drag strip at the Bahrain International Circuit. That track is located at just six feet over sea level and this video was uploaded back in February, so the odds are good that the density altitude during this run was well into the negative range. The race is run against a newer Ford Mustang that gets away from the starting line and down the track quite a bit quicker than the truck, but again, this is a stock off-road truck racing a muscle car.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

The Raptor is a bit slow to leave the line, but once it is moving, the EcoBoost-powered F-150 gets down the track in a hurry, stopping the timers with a 13.73 at 158 kilometers per hour, or about 98 miles per hour. For comparison, in looking around the internet for quicker times, we found that most stock Raptors run in the mid-to-low 14-second range with “official” test times being around a 14.1.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

In other words, with a 13.73, we do believe that this is the quickest late model Raptor in stock form in the world.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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