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Report: EcoBoost-powered Ford SVT Raptor R coming?

by Steven J. Ewing (RSS feed) on Jun 1st 2010 at 3:30PM

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, PickupTrucks.com 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.

PickupTrucks.com 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.

link:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/01/report-ecoboost-powered-ford-svt-raptor-r-coming/

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Gasoline burning Turbo V6 in a pickup? That's lame.

Why is the ecoBoost V6 not available in the Mustang?

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Gasoline burning Turbo V6 in a pickup? That's lame.

Why is the ecoBoost V6 not available in the Mustang?

Who cares if it's not a V8 when it makes more power than the V8. If you want the V8 then buy the 6.2 V8. Choices, it has them.

As for the Mustang, 'm sure it's going to get it at some point, but the Mustang just got a new V6 and a new V8, so Ford will give it at least a year before unveiling an EcoBoost version, to entice more buyers.

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AGAIN:

Turbocharged Gasoline V6 makes no sense for a workhorse.

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with as much coin as ford is making off the raptor and as fast as they are selling them, hell, why not sell the turbo.

to be honest i am not sure a turbo makes sense in an off road vehicle. however, this vehicle can introduce and amortize the high octance ecoboost in a performance vehicle and take all the durability testing. It will be beat on and short of street racing it will otherwise take the most abuse in real abuse of any of their products......and they can use these owners as guinea pigs to see what is doable with stressing out their ecoboost like this.

its not in the mustang just yet because ford had committed to a new 5.0 and the stang has a strong v8 legacy.

the ecoboost may still arrive in a future mustang. to put it in now at the same time as the v8 would confuse the message and provide ridiculous competition to itself. In two years, a 500hp twin turbo mustang in limited volume at high price may make perfect sense. they probably decided they couldn't sell a twin turbo mustang for much more dough than the probably cheaper to build 'we just put a buttload of money into this new v8'...v8..........

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And even then, its customer base is primarily the city-slicker crowd.

Plenty of N/A V6's do hard labour anyways, so what's the issue with a turbo V6?

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