DALLAS -- The twin turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine in the second generation of Ford’s over-the-top off-road performance truck, the F-150 Raptor, generates 450 horsepower and 510 pounds-feet of torque, Ford said at the State Fair of Texas.
Those outputs make it the most powerful V6 engine available in a pickup.
Ford also says the new Raptor, which has an aluminum body riding on a new and stiffer frame, is EPA-rated at 15 mpg city, 18 highway and 16 combined -- a 23 percent improvement of the 2014, V-8 powered model.
There was no Raptor offered in the 2015 and 2016 model years as Ford retooled and launched the new generation of the F-150, on which the Raptor is based.
The Raptor is the first Ford product to use a new 10-speed automatic transmission, jointly developed with General Motors.
GM is using a version of the 10-speed transmission in its Camaro ZL1, track ready sports coupe.
Raptor goes on sale in December with a starting price of $49,520 including shipping.