Surprise Attack! F-150 Hybrid Beats Raptor in Drag Race

Sizing them up

Both of these vans are variations of the 14th-era Ford F-150, our Edmunds Prime Rated Truck for 2022. Let us begin with the hybrid design, which pairs Ford’s common twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine with a battery pack and an electrical motor. The reason of this procedure is ostensibly efficiency — its EPA estimate of up to 25 mpg merged is a huge marketing point. But it also produces loads of get-up-and-go. The F-150 Hybrid, or PowerBoost, can make 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque versus the typical 3.5-liter twin-turbo’s 400 hp and 500 lb-ft. On the other hand, its examined body weight of 5,766 lbs . — about a thousand far more than an equivalent non-hybrid F-150 — is bound to just take a chunk out of effectiveness.

At a look, the F-150 Raptor is superior suited for a race in the filth. This is a focused significant-speed off-highway device, with a broader stance than the F-150 and significant 37-inch tires (an option) for churning up earth and rapidly modifying route. It also gets a additional significant edition of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that’s superior for 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. So that is extra horsepower but much less torque than the hybrid-run F-150. While the hybrid definitely gives the scales a exercise session, nevertheless, the F-150 Raptor threats breaking them. We weighed our examination model at 5,961 kilos — practically 3 tons even.