• Apr 20th 2010 at 4:57PM
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Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 gets dyno'd - Click above to watch the video after the jump

The 6.2-liter V8-powered Ford F-150 SVT Raptor went on sale less than two weeks ago and Ford tells us that it already has 3,000 orders signed, sealed and awaiting delivery. While that would spell disaster for the Blue Oval if we were talking about the run-of-the-mill F-150, we're talking about a purpose-built performance truck brandishing Fox shocks and massive 35-inch tires. Given the vehicle's niche audience, those kind of early sales numbers have Ford officials pretty excited. Make no mistake, the reason for all that interest has everything to do with the extra 91 horsepower under the Raptor's beefy hood, and the folks at Hennessey dyno'd the Little Mule to see just how much power transfers to those massive rear wheels. If you're wondering why Hennessey is interested in the Raptor, remember that the super tuner announced the 500 horsepower VelociRaptor back in February.

The post-jump video shows that, on the Hennessey dyno, the Raptor managed 326 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque. Keep in mind that the 326 ponies are measured at the rear wheels, where drivetrain losses zap power. Ford quotes 411 hp and 434 lb-ft at the flywheel, which means the vehicle Hennessey dyno'd experienced a 19.5 percent loss from the flywheel to the rear wheels. Hit the jump to watch the video, which includes a zero-to-60 time of less than eight seconds.

[Source: Hennessey via YouTube]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      He's waiting for an unwitting customer to come in with a Bowler Wildcat he can strip the running gear out of.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I was in the market for a truck this would be at the top of my list for sure....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stroke it for mama!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Pickup truck + Dyno.

        Who knew?
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Overly-aggressive truck drivers everywhere will squeal with delight. Tailgating and passing four lanes at once has never been easier!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow i didn't think trucks could get any worse but dang was i wrong. That's a really ugly truck. God made crap, ford put wheels on it. Mopar or no car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        oh rly? then why are you crying?
      • 5 Years Ago
      7.3 seconds for that much torque and horsepower, wtf is up with that? A 2002 Honda Odyssey can do that with nearly half the horsepower, I was expecting something more badass.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You seem to have completely and utterly missed the point. By a lot.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm sure he understands the technical reasons.

        It's still gonna hurt when a teenager in Mom's Sienna dusts you at the light.
        • 5 Years Ago
        try speeding that van where the raptor belongs to and see if it even gets to 60.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I expect massive magnitudes (compared to cars) of mass, aero drag, rolling resistance, inertia, etc have some impact here...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I doubt that, he probably won't find enough manual transmissions from other customer's cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am underwhelmed .... My Tacoma V6 would dust this hog and several other dozen cars. This thing could not even do a burnout ,how sad .
      Maybe we call this tub the Ford "CRAPTOR" !!
      I am sure some pansy's will buy this and use it as a pavement queen ,ghey,ghey,ghey.........
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually Gloria
        The Tacoma won it's class in the Baja 1000
        Trust me i could easily buy the Ford Craptor for cash ,so not jealous . I have owned countless gutless full sized Ford trucks .
        Get over yourself maria macha, The thing is Ghey...
        Blow it out your okole.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Go offroad with that "craptor" just once................ for about 100 miles.................. at about 70mph.............. and get back with us.

        Your Tacoma mini truck would not last 25 miles, doing what this truck can do, without breaking something.

        That said, please try to refrain from off-roading of any type, a few years from now. After all, we wouldn't want your rusted frame to leave you stranded in the middle of the desert.

        Oh, helpful hint. You really show your maturity when you end a post with "ghey, ghey, ghey." Do I smell a bit of jealousy?? After all, children of your age usually cannot afford a truck of the Raptors caliber. (remember that people have a tendency to criticize what they cannot buy)
      • 5 Years Ago
      lol @ Syllepses. I'll have to bookmark that sometime.

      The name VelociRaptor is sweet on its own. Can't imagine what the truck would be like to ride in.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I still don't understand how the 5.0 engine is making 395 at the wheels, thats 69 more horses at the wheels than what hennessey got in the Raptor. But then again he is full of shi##$ so I would believe this guy a thing until I see someone else do a dyno. Plus I assume the Raptor looses more HP at the wheels compare to the mustang.

      Piece of advice, don't let hennessey touch your truck, he will probably make it run faster, faster out out parts that is.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was expecting faster numbers on this truck. The 310 hp 365 lb-ft 5.4 does 0-60 in 8 sec, it seems to me like an extra 101 hp and 69 lb-ft should do better than just 0.7 sec in improvement. Also for cars I always heard of a loss around 13-15%, is 20% what's to be expected from heavy trucks?
        Chris Jordan
        • 3 Years Ago
        Remember 35" A/Ts like to eat alota power
        • 5 Years Ago
        In that pic, they are using a 2WD dyno. Not only is that bad for the transfer case (spinning only one axle), it's not accurate because you're not having to fight the friction and rotational mass of the front wheels and axle (through the "road"). It might explain the discrepancy in numbers.
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