Ford F-150 Raptor

2nd Gen F-150 Raptor Specs, Performance, & Information

For the 2017 model year, Ford dropped the now dissolved "SVT" namesake and introduced the redesigned F-150 Raptor from their performance division. The next generation Raptor follows the F-150's transition to an all aluminum body. It was officially unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Michigan and became available for purchase in the Fall of 2016. A variety of changes, improvements, and additions target increased performance and capability over the outgoing 2016 SVT Raptor. A "H.O." high output version of the twin turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost is standard on the new Raptor, producing a peak 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The new "Terrain Management System" offers 6 driving modes, calibrating the powertrain, drivetrain, traction control, ABS, and AdvanceTrac stability control systems to meet specific needs. The latest Raptor is lighter, more powerful, and more capable than ever.

Following the redesigned 2015 F-150, the next generation Raptor features an all-aluminum body and bed. The result is weight savings of up to 500 lbs - significant considering the 2016 model tipped the scale at over 6,000 lbs. Retiring the big 6.2L V-8 in favor of the smaller 3.5L EcoBoost further contributes to these weight savings, resulting in a more nimble platform. Combined with the new Fox Racing Shox, which allow for more suspension travel, the Raptor handles significantly better than the already capable 1st gen SVT Raptor. The frame of the Raptor is produced from high strength steel designed to handle the abuse that the vehicle is designed to take.

Ford's mission to do more with less continues with the adoption of the twin turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost for the Raptor platform. In standard F-150 trim, the EcoBoost is rated at 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2nd Gen Raptor features a High Output version of the EcoBoost, producing 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque; significantly more than the outgoing 6.2L V-8's 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft. A key attribute of the EcoBoost engine is its broad torque curve, which fares well in the versatile Raptor.

Being as the Raptor is a total performance package, a 10 speed automatic transmission manages the EcoBoost's power. A relatively low 4.69 1st gear ratio maximizes responsiveness while three overdrive ratios ensure a practical driving experience on the highway. Meanwhile, a magnitude of ratio options in-between allow the EcoBoost to stay in its optimal operating range. The Raptor features six driving modes:

Normal Mode - Designed for everyday driving, calibrated to normal on-road conditions.
Street Mode - A high performance calibration designed for on-road conditions.
Weather Mode - A traction oriented calibration designed for on-road driving in rain, snow, or icy roads.
Mud & Sand Mode - Designed for off-road driving in mud and/or sand.
Baja Mode - A calibration specifically tailored to high speed off-road driving.
Rock Mode - A calibration specifically tailored to low speed off-road driving.

Each terrain mode offers engine calibrations and a transmission shift schedule fine tuned to meet the aforementioned driving conditions, including three separate steering assist options. A new transfer case was also been selected for the 2nd Gen Raptor, which is said to provide improved traction by combining the attributes of an all wheel and traditional four wheel drive system; it is controlled by the Raptor's "Terrain Management System". An off-road information center mounted in the instrument cluster displays the Raptor's steering angle, pitch, rolls, and driveline status. Additionally, the Raptor features a 360 degree camera system for maximum visibility in off-road driving situations.

 

2nd Gen 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Specs

Assembly Plant:

Dearborn Truck Plant, Dearborn, Michigan

Configurations:

134.2 in wheelbase SuperCab, 146 in wheelbase SuperCrew, 5.5 ft box

Body Panel Material:

6000 series military grade aluminum

Frame Material:

High strength steel

Engine:

High Output 3.5L EcoBoost DOHC V-6

Exhaust:

True dual exhaust system

Displacement:

213 cid (3.5 liters)

Bore x Stroke:

3.64" x 3.41"

Compression Ratio:

10.0 : 1

Aspiration:

Twin parallel turbochargers

Peak Horsepower:

450 hp @ 5,000 rpm

Peak Torque:

510 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm

Transmission:

10R80 10 speed automatic

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

R

4.69

2.98

2.14

1.76

1.52

1.27

1.00

0.85

0.68

0.63

TBA

Transfer Case:

Torque-on-Demand

Brakes:

4 wheel disc, vented rotors, ABS

Wheels & Tires:

Standard 17" cast aluminum wheels, optional 17" forged aluminum bead lock convertible* wheels, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires

Front Suspension:

Independent double wishbone suspension with coil over gas pressurized 9 stage Fox Racing Shox, 13" of total front suspension travel

Front Axle:

4.10 : 1 axle ratio, available Torsen differential

Rear Suspension:

Traditional leaf spring with gas pressurized 9 stage Fox Racing Shox, 14" of total rear suspension travel

Rear Axle:

4.10 : 1 axle ratio, electronic locking differential

Track Width:

73.9" front track width, 73.6" rear track width

Ground Clearance:

11.5"

Approach Angle:

30.2°

Departure Angle:

23.1°

Curb Weight:

5,525 lbs(SuperCab), 5,697 lbs (SuperCrew)

GVWR:

6,600 lbs (SuperCab), 7,050 lbs (SuperCrew)

GCWR:

12,000 lbs

Max Payload:

1,000 lbs (SuperCab), 1,200 lbs (SuperCrew)

Max Trailer Tow:

6,000 lbs (SuperCab), 8,000 lbs (SuperCrew)

Driving Modes:

(6) Normal, Street, Weather, Mud & Sand, Baja, Rock

Steering Modes:

(3) Normal, Sport, Max-assist

Fuel Economy:

15 city, 18 highway, 16 combined mpg

*Bead lock conversion requires additional part purchase and is legal for off-road use only

 

1st Gen vs 2nd Gen Raptor

 

2016 MY Raptor
(SuperCab/SuperCrew)

2017 MY Raptor
(SuperCab/SuperCrew)

% Difference

Engine:

6.2L "Boss" V-8

3.5L EcoBoost V-6

N/A

Transmission:

Ford 6R80, 6 speed automatic

Ford 10R80, 10 speed automatic

N/A

Peak Horsepower:

411 hp @ 5,500 rpm

450 hp @ 5,000 rpm

+9.5%

Peak Torque:

434 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

510 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm

+17.5%

Front Suspension Travel:

11.2"

13"

+16.0%

Rear Suspension Travel:

12"

14"

+16.7%

Ground Clearance:

9.5" front, 9.3" rear

11.5"

+21%

Max Payload:

920/1020 lbs

1000/1200 lbs

+8.7/17.7%

Max Trailer Tow:

6000/8000 lbs

6000/8000 lbs

No change

Fuel Economy:

14 mpg combined

16 mpg combined

+14.3%

Curb Weight:

6004/6203 lbs

5525/5697 lbs

-8/8.2%