Stock 2017 Raptor Runs a 13.73 Quarter Mile: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
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.
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.
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.
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.
In other words, with a 13.73, we do believe that this is the quickest late model Raptor in stock form in the world.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!