The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R brings V-8 energy again to Ford’s efficiency off-road pickup truck. YouTube channel Late Mannequin Restoration lately strapped one to a dyno to see how effectively the Raptor R manages that additional energy.
The truck’s supercharged 5.2-liter V-8, a variant of the Predator engine used within the lately discontinued Mustang Shelby GT500, is rated at 700 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque. Nevertheless, that is measured on the crank, not the wheels. To see how a lot energy really makes it to the bottom, you want a dyno.
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R dyno take a look at
Utilizing 93-octane gasoline and a showroom-fresh truck with 120 miles on the odometer, Late Mannequin Restoration recorded 580 hp at 6,300 rpm and 533 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm on the rear wheels. Observe that whereas the 10-speed automated transmission’s seventh gear has the 1:1 ratio that would supply essentially the most correct end result, the take a look at was run in fifth gear to keep away from bumping the Raptor R’s 114-mph velocity limiter.
These figures signify 18% driveline loss in horsepower and 17% in torque, which is not uncommon for a pickup truck. Hennessey Efficiency Engineering recorded 17% driveline loss on the rear wheels when it dyno examined a 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. The Ram’s supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 is rated at 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque on the crank.
After getting the baseline figures, Late Mannequin Restoration swapped out the air filter for a high-flow Ford Efficiency merchandise, which resulted in a slight bump to 588 hp and 534 lb-ft on the wheels. With ice packed across the supercharger, that elevated to 590 hp and 541 lb-ft.
Ford will not quote a 0-60 mph time, however we do know that the Raptor R can tow as much as 8,700 lb, which is 500 lb greater than the usual Raptor, which has a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. The Raptor R additionally will get the 37-inch tires which are non-obligatory on the bottom Raptor, as commonplace gear. With a $109,145 base value (together with vacation spot), the Raptor R additionally instructions a considerable $25,245 premium over a comparably geared up V-6 Raptor.