Raptor Race: Stock ’17 vs. Supercharged First-Gen (Video)
Truckin’ Fast Wednesday: 2017 Model Is Pitted Against 2014 Version, Leads to Surprise Finish
This week’s “Truckin’ Fast Wednesday” video comes courtesy of the folks at the Speed Society and it features a new and an old Ford Raptor. But, did we mention the first-gen truck is Roush supercharged?
If you’re thinking that it’s a ridiculous comparison, especially given the new Raptor’s stock configuration, you’re right. The older truck has been fitted with an aftermarket supercharger package and is clearly packing a lot more horsepower. This really isn’t a fair fight for the new truck, especially having already seen it annihilate the old one on a leveled playing field.
There aren’t specific performance figures on the 2014 Raptor, but a fully stocked first-generation truck packs a 6.2-liter V8, making 411-horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque. The new truck is fitted with the high-performance 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
The action starts off with a pair of dig races between the two trucks, in which the supercharged truck jumps out to a quick lead and never looks back. These are pretty short races, with both Raptors racing to speeds that can’t be much higher than the speed limit.
Finally, the two trucks run a quick roll race. In the last race, the new EcoBoost Raptor jumps out to a quick lead and holds that lead for quite a while. We won’t spoil the rest of the action for you, so make sure to watch the video.
In any case, it’s surprising how well the stock 2017 F-150 hangs with the more powerful, modified 2014 model. We can only imagine what a tuned 2017 Raptor could be capable of.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!