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2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Dyno Test Reveals True Power: Video

With deliveries of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R underway, we’ve been treated to many reviews and comparison tests in recent weeks, all of which have been particularly glowing. In fact, the Raptor R even beat out its chief (and only, really) rival, the Ram TRX, in one recent comparison test between the two supercharged, V8-powered, off-road-focused pickups. Now, Late Model Restoration has managed to get a 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R on the dyno, and the results of that effort are certainly interesting.

The F-150 Raptor R is powered by a modified version of the supercharged Ford 5.2L V8 Predator engine present in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which in this guise is rated to produce 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque at the crank. Though it lags slightly behind the TRX in terms of output, it did manage to outrun its rival in a drag race, a win that it can attribute to the fact that the Raptor R weighs around 500 pounds less than its rival.

Regardless, many are interested to see what sort of power the Raptor R makes in the real world, at the rear wheels, and that’s precisely the information that this video gives us. On 93-octane pump gas with 120 miles on the clock, this particular pickup put down 580 horsepower and 533 pound-feet of torque – drivetrain losses of around 17 percent, respectively. Switching to an aftermarket air filter increased output to 588 horsepower and 535 pound-feet, followed by 590/541 with some ice on the intake and supercharger.

Those figures are actually a bit more impressive than the Ford Bronco Raptor, which experienced a 23 percent drivetrain loss in terms of horsepower during a recent dyno test, though a slightly lower 16 percent decline in torque. That’s obviously great news for the small percentage of folks that will actually be able to buy one, though they’ll also be paying a rather large penalty at the pump.

We’ll have more on the Raptor R soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-150 news, Ford 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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  1. Smitty

    Not bad!!! Imagine the beast with a Tune!!! Good going Ford!! I want one!! lol!! Now I gotta win the Lottery!!

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  2. Thebeyaone Motlakase

    Good one. It is the best

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