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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Gets Dyno Tested By Hennessey: Video

Back in June, 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor horsepower and torque figures leaked out, confirming that Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 H.O. powerplant is rated to produce the same 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque as the outgoing, second-gen model. This was a disappointment to some, though as Ford Authority was the first to report, the Raptor R will launch later next year packing Ford’s supercharged 5.2L Predator V8, producing around 750 horsepower. Now, Hennessey has strapped a 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor to the dyno to see just how much power it actually puts to the ground.

When the dust settled, the third-gen F-150 Raptor recorded 361 horsepower and 458 pound-feet of torque at the wheels, which equates to a loss of around 20 percent and 10 percent, respectively. That’s relatively normal in a world where most vehicles give up roughly 15-20 percent as the drivetrain and other components rob power.

This dyno run is undoubtedly interesting, but also serves another purpose – it gives Hennessey baseline power figures to go by as it develops the recently revealed 2021 VelociRaptor 600. That model adds a host of upgrades to Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 to deliver 600 horsepower and 622 pound-feet of torque – increases of 150 horsepower and 122 pound-feet, respectively. These include an upgraded intercooler and air induction system, larger intercooler piping, an engine management upgrade, and a dyno tune.

That equates to a 0-60 romp of 4.2 seconds and a quarter-mile of 12.9 seconds, which is right on par with the Ram TRX’s factory-rated times of 4.5 seconds and 12.9 seconds, respectively. While it’s still down 102 horsepower compared to the TRX, the Raptor weighs quite a bit less, which is what makes all the difference in a straight line.

We’ll have more cool videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 newsFord F-150 Raptor news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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