A Leaked Ford Document Gives Details On The Upcoming Raptor's Powertrain

Leaked

Ford can't keep a secret, and we love that about it.

Unless we’re talking about engineers working on the GT project, Ford seems to have a hard time keeping the details of its soon-to-be-released models under wraps until the announcement date. Maybe Ford can take a lesson from Dodge on this one. In either case, it appears that a user on the Ford Raptor Forum has just leaked secret information about the horsepower, torque, and towing capacities of the all-new 2nd generation Ford Raptor that’s slated for sale in November of this year. Loose lips may sink ships, but not in a segment with few competitors.

Previously, we had heard Ford’s Global Product Development VP, Raj Nair, accidentally slip out the horsepower figures, quoting 450 horsepower as the new output. In the images leaked to the Raptor forum (claimed to be from Ford’s dealer source book), we can plainly see that the 2017 F-150 Raptor will have 450 horsepower (thanks Raj Nair), 510 lb-ft of torque, and an 8,000 pound towing capacity. While towing capacity remains the same as what the 6.2-liter V8 from the first Raptor could handle, power is up by 39 ponies and torque jumps by 76 lb-ft. The power gains may not sound tremendous, but it’s worth mentioning that this Raptor will be significantly lighter than the previous version.

You Might Also Like
8 Models Separated At Birth - Same Name, Different Cars
8 Models Separated At Birth - Same Name, Different Cars
Can't Afford The 2019 BMW 8 Series? Here Are 8 Cheaper Super Coupes
Can't Afford The 2019 BMW 8 Series? Here Are 8 Cheaper Super Coupes

By using an aluminum body as well as a hood and fenders forged from composites, this Raptor should arrive weighing 500 pounds less than its predecessor. The smaller engine may have something to do with the weight savings, but the real gains we’ll see from the EcoBoost are in fuel economy. And then we have to remember the impressive 10-speed gearbox that comes with the entire package, which should partner nicely with the Raptor’s six driving modes. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but a previous leak (thanks again Ford) indicates that the Supercab will start at $49,520 and the Supercrew will command a premium of $52,505. Screenshots courtesy of Ford Raptor Forum user 03'Darin.

Ford Mustang Splits In Half In Illegal Street Race

This is the best example of dumb luck you'll ever see.

The World's Weirdest Wheel Designs

Sometimes the most basic customization tool goes drastically wrong...

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.