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The Raptor R comes in as a heavyweight with only minor revisions from its Ecoboost powered brother. The 3.5L Twin Turbo H.O. Ecoboost V6 is replaced with a revised GT500 sourced Supercharged 5.2L 32v V8 putting out 700 horsepower and 640lb-ft of torque. Keen eyes will note lightly different power numbers than the GT500 via a tuning revision, slightly smaller supercharger pulley and revised cast-stainless steel exhaust manifolds.
The Super Duty was last updated fully in 2017 with the introduction of the Alumiduty, where it picked up the aluminum body architecture from its half-ton little brother F-150. Since then, it has received incremental updates and minor refreshes, but has remained largely untouched physically and mechanically.
If Apollo 11 truly had the mere computing power of a pocket calculator, then the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is poised to not only guide astronauts to the planet of their choice, but it could also double as a moon buggy.