Throwback Thursday: How We Originally Fell in Love With the Raptor

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This Ford Performance video details the reasons why we fell in love with the 2017 Ford Raptor to begin with.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is now on sale from coast to coast, but before the newest super truck from the Motor Company hit dealerships late 2016, they teased us quite a bit. After the Raptor made its grand debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, we spent more than a year speculating as to how much power the high performance 3.5L EcoBoost V6 would produce. That led to all sorts of other speculation about the newest off-road-ready F-150.

This video from Ford Performance ended much of that speculation, as this short video revealed the power levels of the specially prepared 3.5L EcoBoost V6, along with showing the 2017 Raptor F-150 working out in some extreme environments.

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The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has the most powerful production EcoBoost engine shy of the new Ford GT. With 450 horsepower and 510lb-ft of torque, this Raptor is considerably more powerful than the old V8 SVT model.

The video features many cool stunts being performed by professional drivers, and ends with the new truck spelling out the torque and horsepower figures in the sand, officially announcing the much speculated stats.

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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