Is Ford Messing Up the Next Raptor?

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Would a twin-turbo V6 be good enough for the next desert runner?

Ford is currently at work developing the next-generation F-150 SVT Raptor, a model with some mighty big shoes to fill. There have been a few reported sightings of Raptor test mules being driven on public roads, although they’re still covered in some camouflage. However, those who have seen them in-person are claiming what we have feared: the engine note doesn’t sound appropriate. More specifically, it sounds like a twin-turbo V6, and not the wonderful rumble of a 6.2-liter V8.

Now, Ford has yet to announce exactly which engine will be utilized for its acclaimed high-performance desert runner, so let’s not assume anything just yet. But still, we’d hate to see the V8 go, and considering just how much Ford is into its EcoBoost engine lineup these days, that could very well happen. Then again, what if Ford is working on a turbo V8? We’ll know more as we get closer to the next Raptor’s official launch, either in 2016 or 2017.

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