New Ford F-150 Raptor will receive a V8 engineAugust 16, 2020
From the sound of the new Ford F-150 Raptor, what’s under the hood doesn’t sound like an EcoBoost.
Since Ford announced the refreshed F-150, there have been many unanswered questions. Some information regarding the official cost and power of the hybrid power plant has been leaked online. In addition, for the first time, photo spies managed to film a prototype of the next generation F-150 Raptor and, despite the heavy camouflage, it is easy to understand what is under its hood.
The test pilot tries his best not to push hard on the gas pedal, but there are a few moments in the video where you can hear the exhaust sound of the new Raptor. As far as you can tell, whichever engine is used in this truck sounds different than the current twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 found in the current Raptor.
The new unit emits a lower “growl” that sounds like a V8. It might be inaccurate and wait until Ford officially announces the Raptor powerplant, but it’s still great to see the next-generation model in action for the first time.
The next generation Ford F-150 Raptor will compete for the first time with the Ram 1500 TRX. The TRX will use the same supercharged V8 found in the Hellcat models, which means it can produce nearly 700 horsepower. 450 h.p. in the current Raptor seems to be enough, but Ford plans to be prepared for the TRX to be so powerful. The TRX launch is scheduled for next week, with the Raptor debuting even later.
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