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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Sports More Torque than Ever

0 Comments 27 September 2016

The 2016 Ford F-150 is an unbeatable pickup truck. While its brawny and powerful exterior boasts rugged power, its interior is as comfortable and as quiet as the exterior is intimidating. If you’ve ever ridden in or driven a Ford F-150, you know that this vehicle is so much more than a simple pickup truck. The interior is spacious and inviting. With the latest technology and features, you’ll never feel like you’re driving some bare bones heavy duty machine. Even the second row can comfortably fit three adults, and a smooth ride means no one will ever feel cramped or uncomfortable. This is a Ford truck you’ll be proud to take everywhere.

Everything that makes up a Ford F-150 simply works, and all the components seem to work extremely well together. So when we get to learn about the upcoming models of our favorite pickup, there’s plenty of reasons to get excited. The new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is one of the most talked about and anticipated new Ford truck models. And it’s shaping up to be one of the craziest trucks out there.

According to new information, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will come with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that puts out 450 horsepower and an incredible, tree-uprooting 510 lb-ft of torque. To compensate for the 8,000-pound towing capacity and high torque numbers, the EcoBoost V6 engine sports some upgrades to help it stay cool under pressure. The Ford F-150 Raptor is expected to utilize piston-cooling oil jets and a redesigned valvetrain, along with dual injection to simultaneously inject fuel and keep carbon buildup down.

If you’re thinking that’s it’s almost time to invest in a new truck, the upcoming 10-speed automatic, lightweight, twin turbocharged, off-road ready 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor may just be worth a little more wait. And as always, here at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville, we’ve got everything you need from new Ford models like the 2016 Ford Fiesta to parts and service.

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