By on September 14, 2016

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

A Ford dealer has leaked power figures for the upcoming 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, showing what Blue Oval engineers can do with a 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6.

According to dealer product document posted on Ford Raptor Forum, the high-output version of Ford’s upgraded twin-turbo six will make 450 horsepower and a whopping 510 pounds-feet of torque.

The massaged mill improves on changes made to the 3.5-liter Ecoboost for the 2017 model year. Stock versions of the engine make 375 hp and 470 lb-ft, improving on the previous generation by 10 hp and 50 lb-ft. Ford hasn’t confirmed the leaked power figures.

Inside the engine, new components includes a dual-direct and port fuel-injection system, piston cooling jets, roller-finger follower valvetrain, and new turbochargers with lighter turbine wheels and electrically activated wastegates.

Paired with the Raptor’s mill is a 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed by Ford and General Motors. Other changes to the automaker’s revamped all-terrain muscle pickup include a more civilized (and capable) suspensions setup and six drive modes.

The dealer page claims a maximum towing capability of 8,000 pounds.

While the stock 2017 3.5-liter Ecoboost already tops Ford’s 6.2-liter V8 in terms of twist, the high-output variant surpasses it in terms of horsepower. It also gives Raptor buyers something to brag about, while justifying the base price tag of just under $50,000.

[Image: Ford Motor Company]

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16 Comments on “ExtraBoost? Power Figures Leaked for 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor...”


  • avatar
    Tosh

    That’s not a real photo. It’s just cgi action.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    Hey, fake dirt CGI! Look at all the adventure!

  • avatar
    Drzhivago138

    Wagons and Raptors in the same day? Some of us have work to do!

  • avatar
    NoGoYo

    Imagine how much better it would be with a 4.5 to 5 liter inline six with twin turbos…

    • 0 avatar
      stuki

      In a front heavy pickup designed to be jumped and landed on it’s nose, a shorter V6 pushed back, leaving room for the massive cooling apparatus required to keep it from cooking to do the same, is probably a good thing.

      Ford is already struggling to keep up with Toyta in the “longest cab we can fit in a parking spot length friendly truck with Bed length X”, due to a less stubby hood than the Tundra. So, as appealing as a “long nose” F150 may be to “real truck guys”(tm), I doubt Ford will go there.

  • avatar
    Jeff Weimer

    I know ford has this love for the 3.5EB, but I like the 6.2 V8 much better.

  • avatar
    Stumpaster

    This technical narrative reminds me of Gillette giving away the shaving kits to boost sales of their expensive blades. Ford is not exactly giving away, but the financial rewards for doing post-warranty repair on all those jets, coolers and actuators should be handsome. And then in 7-10 years cut the parts supply. Long the F stock.

    • 0 avatar
      DenverMike

      It’s not an F-series issue necessarily. Anything loaded with tech, luxury/gadgetry, you don’t want to keep too long past warranty.

      Poverty spec models are getting more appealing everyday, with a just sprinkling of options including 4wd, V8 and power group. Those won’t have issues with orphaned parts. Anything that’s Raptor specific, be it modules, body, trim or interior, you might want to start hording before it gets too late, if you plan on keeping it forever. The aftermarket can’t reproduce everything.

      Back in ’95 I started collecting ’86 SVO specific dealer parts for a future resto. If I don’t fully restore it, those parts are highly sought after by the SVO crowd and not re-popped by anyone, especially the NOS headlights, turn signal sets, and bi-plane spoiler.

    • 0 avatar
      shaker

      Part of the purchase price is subsidized by Hexxon/Gerbil.

  • avatar
    Chocolatedeath

    This engine tranny combo needs to be in the new Lincoln Continental now.

  • avatar
    mikein541

    I’m not buying a twin turbo engine made by anyone, least of all Ford.
    Honda makes the best engines in the auto biz, and I would not even buy
    one from them. Hell, I’m not even buying a single turbo engine. Now,
    put a supercharger on that 3.5, and I might consider it.

    • 0 avatar
      NormSV650

      Honda may have a good engine, aside from motor oil swilling VCM, but there has to be a way to convert that energy to the road and their transmissions have been known to fail.

      I have close to 600 lb-ft of torque coming from a tuned XTS VSport with no problems.

    • 0 avatar
      stuki

      Turbos are reliable these days. For driver involvement centered cars, I find them dull as dirt. But I find slushboxes ditto. Once you stick a slushbox in there, modern engine/tranny management and quick spoolup turbos, allows the tranny to do less mindless up and downsifts than in an NA car, on account of the broad torque plateau turbo engines tend to have. So, slushbox, as in Raptor -> turbo OK. Proper tranny, as in Miata (or, FiST), turbo not so much.

  • avatar
    Mr Imperial

    Those new numbers are quite impressive; considering that the 2003 7.3 Powerstroke diesel’s swan song was at 275 horsepower, 525 lb-ft of torque.

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