2017 Ford F-150 Raptor to churn out 450 hp, drink less fuel

The Blue Oval's next off-road superhero posts substantial power, efficiency gains.

2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

510 pound-feet of mud-spitting torque.

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Ford's F-150 Raptor, the Incredible Hulk of the pickup truck world, will come to market with 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. That's the word coming out of the State Fair of Texas, which has become a haven for automakers releasing new truck news in recent years.

The Blue Oval had already confirmed that for 2017, its second-generation off-road hero will come to market with a version of its 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, but now we know that dropping two cylinders compared to the original Raptor should not only shed a few pounds from the truck's nose, it'll also add 39 horsepower and a whopping 76 pound-feet of torque.

Despite the added power, the Blue Oval has also revealed substantial improvements in fuel economy, some 23 percent versus its predecessor. That works out to 15 miles per gallon city, 18 mpg highway and 16 combined, so don't trade in your Prius just yet.

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