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Apr 26, 2015 - 2:13 PM - by wicked
You guys know the drill. Vote for your favorite! We got some amazing entries this month and here are the top 8.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a photo. This poll will close in 3 days and winner announced shortly after.
*Note: There'll be a theme for next month's contest. Got any suggestions? Please feel free to post it in here!
The 2017 Ford SVT Raptor F150 will derive its power from a specially tuned 3.5L EcoBoost V6, but the 2014 Raptor was powered by a 6.2L V8 and that older V8 pickup is the one that Shelby American has used to design their new Baja 700 package – with 700 horsepower and an off road suspension setup that make it the baddest truck on the road and off. Patrick Rall reports from TorqueNews.com.
Originally published at Shelby Baja 700 Raptor F150 Packs Supercar Power
The SVT Raptor pickup was last offered by Ford Motor Company for the 2014 model year and it is slated to return as a 2017 model year vehicle, leaving fast truck fans without a new option this year. Fortunately, the folks at Shelby American have used their vast Ford performance expertise to design a new upgrade package for the F150 Raptor and with 700 horsepower the Baja 700 package is one of the most powerful options on today’s market for Ford fans. Of course, this isn’t quite as good as a new factory built performance truck, but for those folks who want an F150 that will keep up with almost anything on the road, this new Shelby Raptor package should be a very interesting proposal.
The Shelby Baja 700 Raptor F150
The previous generation Ford SVT Raptor F150 was powered by a 6.2L V8 that delivered 411 horsepower and 434lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most powerful factory trucks sold in America. In addition to being the most off-road capable stock trucks sold in America, the Raptor F150 can hold its own on the road as well, but the lighter, smaller trucks like the Ram 1500 Express with the Hemi pose a tough fight for the heavier, four wheel drive Raptor.
Enter the Shelby Baja 700 Raptor package.
The Raptor isn’t really made for on-road performance, but those SVT F150 owners who want to be able to beat up on the neighbors Corvette, Shelby American has the answer. The Baja 700 package adds a new supercharger, a new throttle body, larger fuel injectors, a larger heat exchanger and high flow Borla exhaust – increasing the output to a whopping 700 horsepower. Even with the weight of the Raptor package, 700 horsepower will allow these specially prepared Raptors to beat the vast majority of vehicles on the road in a straight line, whether you are racing on a drag strip or on the beach.
Apr 15, 2015 - 2:18 PM - by wicked
The April 2015 Ford F150 Ecoboost Truck of the Month contest starts now. You guys know the drill! Get out there and snap the best pics of your ride!
We welcome everyone including vendors to participate, however we will not pick the same winner within a 3 month period.
The contest will close in one week (Wednesday, April 22), and finalists will be chosen by staff and you guys will vote for the winner. Rules for entry are below:
- The photo must be attached to a post in this thread
- Only one picture will be allowed, so make it your best! (do not submit multiple photos or you will be disqualified)
- You must be the owner of the truck.
The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card from F150Ecoboost.net and be featured on the front page!
Looking forward to your entries!
The 2015 Ford F150 has gotten a ton of attention for its weight saving aluminum body, but in designing the new half ton F Series pickup, the Ford team cut weight in more areas than just the body panels – and a new statement from the Motor Company breaks down where engineers helped to reduce the overall weight of the new F150 models.
Since the 2015 Ford F150 was first introduced to the world, the Motor Company has offered up the figure of 700lbs when the automaker talked about how much lighter the 2015 model is compared to the 2014 model. Over time, we learned that this 700lb weight difference applied to the largest of the new F150 pickups, but the entire lineup benefitted from these weight saving changes – the entire lineup just didn’t benefit as much as the largest and heaviest new F150 pickups.
While many people attribute the lightweight design of the 2015 Ford F150 to the aluminum body panels, those only account for a portion of the diet program so to show us where else the team cut weight, Ford Motor Company offered up a quick rundown of where they trimmed the bulk of the fat with the newest F150.
Aluminum Body, Steel Frame
The odds are good that if you played the word association game with anyone in the auto industry and the first portion was “2015 Ford F150”, a great many people would reply “aluminum body”. Although the 2015 F150 is all-new, the anti-aluminum hysteria created by the steel industry has made the body panels the key focus of any new Ford truck discussion. For this reason, when Ford stated that the 2015 F150 would be 700lbs lighter, it was assumed by many people that all of that weight reduction came from the new body panels.
While Ford hasn’t offered up a pound for pound breakdown for the 2015 F150 weight reduction efforts, they have stated that in those models that cut over 700lbs, around 450lbs was cut from the body and frame. As we all know, the body has aluminum panels rather than steel and in the frame, Ford Motor Company used more high strength steel, which allows the company to use less material in the chassis while making that frame even stronger than the previous generation.
Yes, that is minor, but every pound counts.
In addition to the greater uses of high strength steel, the 2015 Ford F150 benefits from a variety of new, lightweight features under the truck. This begins with the... [Read More]
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