2017 Ford Raptor EcoBoost V6 vs. 2014 Raptor V8: Old vs. New, Aluminum vs. Steel Drag Race [Video]

2017 ford raptor drag race old new 2014 v8 v6

We wanted to do this video for a very long time. Old vs. New. 2017 Ford Raptor EcoBoost V6 versus 2014 Ford Raptor 6.2L V8. Aluminum versus steel. Old school versus new school.

We all know that the new Raptor is lighter weight (due to aluminum body construction) and it has more power. Still, how far can the new Raptor get in a head-to-head drag race or 0-60 mph acceleration? This is precisely what we find out in this video.

We recently tested the 2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6 crew cab 4×4 with the 10-speed automatic on our 100-mile MPG towing loop and 0-60 mph acceleration run. The Platinum model crew cab did a 6.23 seconds 0-60 mph. It is the fastest accelerating truck we have ever tested. Can this 2017 Raptor be quicker still? ┬áThe regular F-150 3.5L EcoBoost V6 puts out 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The new Raptor has a unique “high output” EcoBoost V6 good for 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. The Raptor also uses a 10-speed automatic.

The first generation Raptor (2014 Super Crew) you see here is our long-term “shop” truck. It’s powered by a 6.2L V8 with 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Here is all the old vs. new, Raptor twin-turbo V6 vs. Raptor V8 fun!