I’ll spare you my constant ranting about how terrible the new second 2017 Ford Raptor is going to sound. It seems like any chance I get, I scream from the rooftops how ridiculous it is to have the best offroading full-size truck on the market sound like a tuner car. When talking to my friends and co-workers I’ve even dubbed it the “Fast and Furious Raptor”

Looks like the aftermarket is ready for the new Raptor Photo: stage3motorsports
Looks like the aftermarket is ready for the new Raptor
Photo: stage3motorsports

There I go again ranting, well, this time, I have proof! Not that there hasn’t been plenty videos released where you can hear the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 whining and purring along, and not the good supercharger kind of whine either. This video’s main purpose is to display the exhaust note of the startup, idle, and even revving it up a little. I know with the Moto Networks Raptor the only thing that might be louder than the startup would be at full throttle, and let me tell you that 6.2L V8 can sing!

Moto Networks Raptor
Moto Networks Raptor

Granted these are the stock exhaust pipes and the ones on Moto Raptor are definitely not, so maybe we have to take it with a grain of salt. Although, part of me thinks that once you try and put an aftermarket exhaust on the new truck it’ll end up sounding like those “fart can” monstrosities you see installed on that Honda Civic you see driving around town. No offense to the Civic owners, they are actually great little cars for things like commuting and such.

I have to admit, thats a great looking front end. Its an aftermarket bumper and winch but still. Photo: addictivedesertdesigns
I have to admit, thats a great looking front end. Its an aftermarket bumper and winch but still.
Photo: addictivedesertdesigns

So tell us what you think, do you agree with me? Or do you think the more fuel efficient, and potentially more powerful V6 was the right way to go?


 

Speaking of power actually, we still don’t have concrete numbers on what the power output of this EcoBoost is going to be. There have always been the rumors of 450hp and 500lb-ft of torque floating around since the truck was first released, and according to some people online, those numbers have now been confirmed. However, I’ve yet to see anything from Ford about the specs and until I do, I’m just going to hope those rumors aren’t true. In my opinion, the new Raptors only chance to win over the current Raptor owner was to make it ridiculously powerful. Like, 550-600hp more powerful. The kind of person, guy or girl, that’s going to spend the kind of money needed to get into a Raptor is not going to be a fan of having their truck sound like a little old V6, even if it is twin turbo. It’s scheduled to be released sometime this fall so I guess we will all know soon enough.