Car & Driver Instrumented Test 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

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    Car & Driver Instrumented Test 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

    Car & Driver Instrumented Test 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew
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    We’ve lamented Ford’s decision to go V-6–only with the new Raptor. Its muted, synthesized hum makes us think of the Incredible Hulk as voiced by Charlize Theron. But Ford’s high-output, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 atones for its thinner voice with brute force, delivering massive and immediate thrust pretty much anywhere. With 450 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 510 lb-ft of torque at 3500, the Raptor was one of the quickest pickups we’ve ever tested, bolting to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and covering the quarter-mile in 13.8 at 100 mph—certifiably swift and a significant 1.5 and 1.4 seconds (and 8 mph) quicker than the old crew-cab Raptor with a 411-hp 6.2-liter V-8.

    Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, co-developed with General Motors, links the engine with the Raptor’s advanced suite of chassis electronics. A rocker switch on the steering wheel toggles through six driving modes (Normal, Sport, Weather, Mud/Sand, Baja, Rock Crawl). The Mud/Sand setting we used at Silver Lake, for example, put the Raptor in four-wheel drive, locked the rear differential, sharpened the action from the engine and gearbox, lightened the electrically assisted steering, and dialed back the stability-control intervention (which we ultimately fully deactivated). While the 10-speed usually toils away smoothly to keep the turbocharged V-6 on boil, during our off-road excursions it frequently slurred shifts as if it were a CVT. Sport mode was our preferred setting on the street because it firmed and hastened gearchanges and minimized the initial lag from the engine. While throttle response is excellent in Baja and Sport modes, the 10-speed sometimes can be reluctant to upshift and can stumble for gears when pressed with rapid throttle inputs. You can’t miss the massive paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, but they simply aren’t responsive enough to help with managing all those ratios yourself.

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    Re: Car & Driver Instrumented Test 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

    2017 Raptor Part 1: Dyno Testing


    2017 Raptor Part 2: 0-60 mph & 1/4 Mile Acceleration Testing



    2017 Raptor Part 3: Highway, Off-Road & Final Impressions
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    Re: Car & Driver Instrumented Test 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

    Awful quiet in here, I guess nobody wants to talk about a big V6 powered soda can.

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    This truck is just plain awesome. I don't care what it sounds like, but the quieter the better for me. Not a fan of rusted muffler sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP1966 View Post
    Awful quiet in here, I guess nobody wants to talk about a big V6 powered soda can.
    Gut feeling is that the Raptor has gotten so good there is not much controversial about it to generate conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Star View Post
    Gut feeling is that the Raptor has gotten so good there is not much controversial about it to generate conversation.
    While you and I may agree on that there are a few here that would argue a clear mid-day sky is Chevy gold, not Ford blue!

    But seriously, what probably impresses me most about the new Raptor is how much Ford has improved it in spite of the complete lack of competition. I've been on record as saying the Mustang would still be using a truck axle if not for the competition the 5G Camaro provides, and yet the Raptor improvements aren't incremental but rather significant. Interesting performance times we live in!
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    The Colorado ZR2 is good, but it isn't a Raptor
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    Quote Originally Posted by SP1966 View Post
    Awful quiet in here, I guess nobody wants to talk about a big V6 powered soda can.
    Well, with blatant baiting such as this I can only imagine why the amount of posts have gone down drastically in the last few months. Im sure AutoGuide is really happy with the improved traffic.
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    Re: Car & Driver Instrumented Test 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Well, with blatant baiting such as this I can only imagine why the amount of posts have gone down drastically in the last few months. Im sure AutoGuide is really happy with the improved traffic.
    Easy now, I made sure I was taking shots across both bows!

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