2017 F-150 Raptor – Are you ready? We sure are!

November 27th, 2016 by

2017 F-150 RaptorAre you ready for the new 2017 F-150 Raptor? We sure are!

A recent announcement

2017 F-150 RaptorFord recently announced the horsepower and torque ratings for the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor. The ratings will continue to position this ultimate high-performance off-road pickup in a class all of its own. The new Raptor is equipped with the all-new 3.5L-litre twin-turbo and high output EcoBoost engine. Raptor turns out 510 lb.-ft. Of torque. It also offers 450 horsepower! The 6-mode Terrain Management System manages the all-new Ford-built 10-speed transmission coupled with the transfer case. The 2017 F-150 Raptor certainly delivers an invigorating off-road performance experience! Not to mention the bragging rights!

“Raptor was designed to be a no-compromise, off-road performance machine,” said Matt Tranter. He the Ford Performance engineering supervisor. “That is why we made the switch from the cast-iron V8 to the aluminum block, high-output GTDI V6 EcoBoost engine that our team tuned to add 39 horsepower and 76 lb.-ft. of torque for today’s Raptor.”

New body and frame

2017 F-150 RaptorThe new 2017 F-150 Raptor uses high-strength and military-grade aluminum alloy. It’s used in both the body and steel frame. This is the same set-up as the current F-150 trucks. Raptor is up to 500 pounds lighter than the 2014 model. There’s also an amazing 23% improvement in the EPA-rated combined fuel economy. This is as compared to the previous generation Raptor. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings for the 2017 F-150 Raptor are 15 mpg city, 18 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined. Actual mileage will vary. In other words, you’ll get a powerful truck and more money in your wallet!

Among the high-output EcoBoost performance enhancements for Raptor are more aggressive turbo compressors with increased boost calibrations. Other enhancements are cast stainless steel manifolds and full dual exhaust. The Raptor also offers oil-cooled pistons and more aggressive engine control calibrations.

Weight savings

CTAWeight savings play a key role in improved shift performance. The 10-speed gearbox – the first from Ford not to employ cast-iron components – uses advanced materials and alloys that result in less weight. Additionally, an integrated torque converter/turbine clutch helps shed more than two pounds, while also reducing the packaging footprint.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of your own 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, give Beach Ford a call today. We’ll tell you how to get one and help you along the car buying process! We’re waiting to hear from you!