Raj Nair, Ford Group Vice President, has confirmed that the EcoBoost engine of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor develops 450 hp. Raj Nair revealed this information while commenting on the EcoBoost V-6 engine that powers the Ford-Riley Daytona Prototype race cars.
“The Development we’re doing here in racing we’re taking right back into the production car, so a lot of what we learned we’re putting back into the F-150 Raptor getting 450 hp…this same engine is going to go in our Ford GT at over 600 hp. So it’s straight from production to racing, back to production”, said Nair.
Ford had announced with the unveiling of the 2017 F-150 Raptor at the 2015 North American International Auto Show that performance-spec F-150 will be powered by the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that produces over 411 hp and over 587 Nm of torque. The twin-turbocharged V6 engine will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Some of noteworthy features on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will include LED lighting, camera paddle shifters and roof-mounted auxiliary switches for controlling aftermarket equipment such as lights or an air compressor.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant and go on sale in fall 2016.
Source: Fox Sports