The Ford brand has had a great run lately of launching outstanding all-new versions of some of their best and most beloved models, and it looks like they have another hit on the way. Late last month, the automaker announced some of the stats on the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, and it’s enough to make any fan of trucks, off-roading, or sheer power excited. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will produce an incredible 450 horsepower and a truly staggering 510 lb.-ft. of torque, which is impressive even for a Ford truck.
But sheer power isn’t the only thing drivers can expect from the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The truck also shaves off 500 pounds of weight from earlier models, and the lighter build combines with the powertrain control technology to provide a high-performance driving experience on or off the road. The 10-speed transmission also plays a key role, allowing drivers complete control over the power and performance, and resulting in an exciting and dynamic ride. But for anyone worrying about what that means for fuel efficiency and practicality, don’t sweat it – the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine doesn’t just produce power, it also boasts a 23 percent better EPA-estimated fuel economy than the previous version of the truck.
It’s obvious that when Ford automakers put their mind to something, the results are incredible. And when it comes to the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, they have succeeded in their goal of creating what Ford Performance engineering supervisor Matt Tranter described as a “no-compromise, off-road performance machine.” While the all-new Ford F-150 Raptor hasn’t hit the streets yet, you can find out more about it, or any other powerful Ford truck, here at our local Ford dealership in San Diego, CA. Ford drivers can find power, performance, comfort, and affordability in all our models here at Kearny Pearson Ford.