The 6.2-liter V-8 engine is the same engine used in the 2011 Super Duty, only tweaked to produce more horsepower and torque.
Prior to be added to the range, the engine was tested in the desert of Borrego Springs, California.
"We spent a lot of time developing our desert durability test so that it's very close to replicating the Baja 1000," said Kerry Baldori, SVT chief functional engineer. "Desert testing proved to be a very quick way to learn about the reliability of the truck and it put another level of extreme loads on the engine that our normal durability testing doesn't cover."
According to Ford, features of the new 6.2-liter V-8 engine include:
- cast-iron engine block with bay-to-bay breathing and four-bolt main bearing caps with additional cross bolts for durability
- aluminum cylinder heads, with two valves per cylinder and two spark plugs per cylinder to more efficiently burn the fuel-air mixture in the combustion
- single overhead camshaft with roller-rocker shaft drivetrain, which creates a stiff valvetrain that allows optimized camshaft lift profiles and results in better low-speed torque. The roller-rocker shafts allow valve angles to be splayed, resulting in optimized intake and exhaust port layout for better engine breathing
- dual-equal variable cam timing means intake and exhaust valve opening and closing events are phased at the same time to optimize fuel economy and performance throughout the engine speed range and throttle positions
Pricing for the 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptor starts at $41,995 including destination and delivery.