Last week we told you
about Hennessey's dyno test of the Ford Raptor
with the new 6.2-liter V8, which yielded 326 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. That's a 19.5 percent drivetrain loss from the 411 hp and 434 lb-ft Ford
tells us we can expect at the flywheel. We'd typically only post one SVT Raptor dyno post, but our friends over at Pickuptrucks.com also dynoed Ford's off-roading superstar, with substantially different results.
Mike Levine and company traveled to K&N Air Filters
in Riverside, California to dyno the Raptor, and came away with totals of 344 hp and 361 lb-ft. at the wheel. That's 18 more ponies and pound-feet than the Hennessey dyno run; an increase of about six percent. Further, Pickuptrucks.com says it ran its tests on 87 octane, which reportedly lowers the 6.2's flywheel power numbers from 411 hp to 401 hp. K&N's dyno showed a drivetrain loss of about 16 percent.
While neither power number is likely to disappoint when behind the wheel, it's nice to know that Hennessey's power numbers look to be at the low end of the spectrum. Perhaps that means the 500 horsepower VelociRaptor
is more like the 525
or 550 horsepower VelociRaptor. Head over to Pickuptrucks.com
to check out the the comprehensive full review of the Ford SVT Raptor