So mega: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor runs loose with 450 hp

September 29, 2016

The final figures on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor are out of the pen and running wild all over this park.

The busy twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 will put down 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, the automaker announced this week. That's pretty much what we were expecting, but it's officially official now.

That's 39 more horsepower than the outgoing 6.2-liter V-8 and 76 more lb-ft of twist at the wheels too. Thanks to forced induction, the torque is more available at lower revs, according to Ford engineers.

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Perhaps the more useful number will be the 500 pounds of weight it shed from the last-generation model to this generation, thanks to extensive use of lightweight aluminum body materials and other nips and tucks. Alongside the Raptor's new 10-speed automatic transmission, that weight savings should help knock a few ticks off the last truck's 0-60 mph sprint time of 6.9 seconds.

Of course, the best part of that run up to 60 mph was the fact that the Raptor could sprint at that speed anywhere: road, track, mountainside, boulders, dunes, post-apocalyptic ravaged industrial complex, surface of the sun, etc.

If you're looking to pick up one once they go on sale, bring your pocketbook and take a number. The Raptor SuperCab starts at $49,520, while the four-door SuperCrew Raptor starts at $52,505. That's a $5,000 price hike over the last generation, which the automaker justifies by jumping it off some sand dunes or something.

Gas mileage is predictably poor—15 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, 16 combined—which is down from the 2017 Ford F-150's rating with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (without as much boost) and 10-speed, which was pegged at 17/22/19 mpg.

And so what?

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