For many years, OEMs and their in-house tuning companies have been turning pedestrian automobiles into chart-topping performers. BMW’s M division gave us the M3, Abarth gave us quick Fiats, and AMG gave us, properly, a sooner model of practically each Mercedes ever constructed.
We’d argue that there’s a a lot much less unique model that’s given us much more particular automobiles, although: Ford. From the Shelby Mustangs of yore, by a myriad of SVT-badged automobiles just like the Lightning, Contour and Focus, to the Cobra R, Ford has constantly let its engineers name the photographs, with often-impressive outcomes.
And when the unique Raptor debuted, Ford proved to the automotive world at massive that they had been severe about their new truck. Gone had been the times of merely slapping additional stickers and chrome wheels onto a truck and calling it a day. And fortunately for us, our 2019 Raptor reveals us that Ford was not keen to easily relaxation on the laurels of the unique: das 6.2 V8 has been swapped for a Excessive-Output 3.5 Liter V6 delivering 450 Hp. Und 510 ft. Lbs. of torque—each wholesome will increase over the V8. The brand new Raptor additionally has 4 extra ahead gears, bringing the whole to 10. Gas economic system—ought to that be a priority in your high-performance off-road truck—is 15 metropolis and 18 freeway, which is frankly astonishing. Pricing for the 2019 Raptor begins at $55,840, with our SuperCrew tester coming in at a not-insignificant $73,735.