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: Report: EcoBoost-powered Ford SVT Raptor R coming?

Sal Collaziano
06-01-2010, 12:40 PM
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Ford is really proud of its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and while the automaker currently only offers this mill in the Taurus SHO (, Flex (, Lincoln MKS ( and MKT (, reports that the Baja-blasting SVT Raptor ( will get a version of this powerplant, as well.

Ford will be offering the EcoBoost V6 as a top-range engine on the F-150 ( for the 2011 model year, producing something in the range of 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, but in the Raptor R (, expect output numbers to be significantly higher. Currently, the Raptor R 6.2 produces roughly 500 peak horsepower out of its modified version of the automaker's latest V8, and we doubt that Ford will want to skimp on power when it comes to a no-holds-barred race truck like the Raptor R. reports that we could see the Raptor R EcoBoost compete in this year's Best In The Desert off-road racing series, as well as the Baja 1000 later this year. All we know is, this sounds like one seriously brutal pickup for desert storming.

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06-01-2010, 01:18 PM
Now that would be nice, rippin it across the desert and saving gas at the same time.

06-01-2010, 05:25 PM
Saving gas and hundreds of lbs as well.