2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Specs Confirmed: This Green Truck Is Still A Mean Machine

Sep 30, 2016 05:37 AM EDT | Eve C.

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The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is now available and the details are impressive. But the public must be excited as early as today because the specifications of this titanic vehicle are already out.

This time, the upcoming generating still lives on its credibility as a "mean machine." That could mean that the power and ability of the upcoming unit are better than ever.

Autoblog revealed some of the most important details. First and foremost, it is affirmative that the green truck will sport the all-new 3.5 EcoBoost V6 power. Furthermore, the new twin-turbocharged engine will make 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. 

As compared to the Raptor's 6.2-liter V8, that's a 39 hp and 76 lb-ft increase over the last. More than enough, the car will be touting a 23-percent increase in EPA fuel economy estimates.

"Looking at the torque curve of the Raptor's EcoBoost engine, you see the twin turbos spool quicker for faster time to torque-it hammers quick and keeps delivering torque for a more brawny feel than its V8 predecessor," said Al Cockerill, Raptor's powertrain development engineer, according to Motor Trend.

But moreover, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor now sports the 500-lb diet and the all-new 10-speed automatic. General Motors helped to develop this one. The new engine features both twin and port fuel injection, a lighter crankshaft and valvetrain, and a revamped turbocharging system.

The price for the latest Ford truck is around $49,520 with a destination charge of $1,195 excluded and is now available in dealerships.

Given this information, it looks like Ford will continue to produce high-end vehicles such as the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Even though the price is quite high, the specifics and features are very much worth it.

Let us wait for further updates and news regarding your favorite vehicle here at AutoWorldNews.

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