As we all know, the all-new, 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is significantly more potent than the last Raptor model, which was discontinued after the 2014 model year as the F-150 range underwent its last significant redesign.
To put a finer point on it, the new F-150 Raptor produces 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque with its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The 2014 Ford SVT Raptor, making do with its 6.2-liter V8 sourced from the F-Series Super Duty, came in at 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of twist. That’s quite the gap.
Other relevant facts: The new, 2017 F-150 Raptor is around 500 pounds lighter, thanks to its adoption of an aluminum-alloy body like that of the base truck. It has a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that’s better able to keep the engine in its power band – at least in theory. And, it has six different driving modes that cater to different conditions, where the 2014 model essentially had two: normal, and off-road.
So, does the old, 2014 Ford SVT Raptor stand a chance against the all-new F-150 Raptor in a head-to-head drag race? No; of course it doesn’t. But The Fast Lane Truck happened to have one example of each on hand recently, so they staged a drag race anyway, just to see what would happen.
You can watch that in the video above.