2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: Aluminum Body, Twin-Turbo V-6 highlight the return of the beast
It is neither a bird, not a plane it is just the new Raptor with rock pulverizing force. The remarks made by Stephen Colbert opined that Americans have short attention period for cheaper gas, and he would like to lease a cargo ship with cinder block aerodynamics as the crude prices are falling down. It may sound sarcastic, but Ford would not have found a better time to introduce its F-150 Raptor of the second generation.
The Raptor looks like a mighty polar bear on its 35 inch tires, widened fenders and hulky off-roader suspension. This lane deflowering and earth shattering forebear now will run on cheaper gas. The low gas price does not matter though because even during the economic recession the $50,000 price tag Raptor had owners lining up at the gas stations and who would not, considering its tremendous power, capability to crash across uneven grounds at 100mph.
Ford has stuck to the script joyously for the new Raptor, and the engine bay has been tampered with. In a place of the old 6.2 Liter V-8 engines offering 411 hp, a new 3.5 Liter V-6 with direct injection has been inducted. The displacement is equal to the V6- EcoBoost regular engines for the standard F-150, the engine for the Raptor has a new block of aluminum, renewed heads, and tuned fuel-delivery machinery. At the time of reporting, this power figures were not available and were informed to think on the lines of 450-500 horses and extra torque over the current model with the V-8 offering 434 lb-ft.
Talking about the fuel economy figure for the Raptor could be futile as it is notorious for drinking fuel, but Ford is likely to trumpet the vehicle’s efficiency due to the induction of the turbo engine. The fuel economy figure under EPA could as well read “we don’t care”.