Ford F-150 2017 Twin Turbo

 Ford F-150  2017  Twin Turbo

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor through its paces, engineers from Ford drove prototypes of the new pickup truck more than 1,000 miles through grueling desert terrain in the southwestern U.S. Most notably of all, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor's lap times were 25 percent faster than the outgoing model.

F-150 Raptor hit like a meteorite when it made its debut for 2010—sudden, spectacular, and surprising. It was the first true high-perform­ance off-road pickup with a factory warranty, a proud totem of badassery. Developed by Ford’s Special Vehicle Team, it somehow survived both the Baja 1000 desert race and the worst economic faceplant in recent history to become a certified critical and commercial success, even if many a Raptor never set a wheel off-road. We predict more of the same now that a new, lighter F-150 platform will underpin Ford’s exurban pre-runner.
2017 Ford F 150 Raptor Prototype Sand Dunes

While many details are still guarded, the second-gen truck will launch in autumn 2016 as a 2017 model under the new Ford Performance banner. So it’s just called the F-150 Raptor now. It’s also more thoroughly engineered as a special vehicle unto itself; Ford has given it a dedicated chassis and powertrain to go with the special bodywork.

And instead of that truck's V-8 engine, the 2017 model has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 engine and a new 10-speed automatic transmission. While Ford hasn't specified an output rating, reports suggest the new Raptor will produce 450 hp -- up from 411 hp in the outgoing truck.

VEHICLE TYPEfront-engine, rear/4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door pickup
BASE PRICE (EST)$50,000–$53,000
ENGINE TYPEtwin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
DISPLACEMENT213 cu in (3496 cc)
POWER (C/D EST)450 hp
TORQUE (C/D EST)450 lb-ft
TRANSMISSION10-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
WHEELBASE133.0–145.0 inches
LENGTH220.0–231.5* inches
WIDTH86.3 inches
HEIGHT78.5 inches
CURB WEIGHT5600–5800 lb
0–60 MPH6.1–6.3 sec
STANDING 1/4-MILE14.0–14.2 sec
TOP SPEED100 mph
EPA CITY/HWY15/21 mpg


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