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The new Ford F-150 Raptor caused quite a stir when it debuted at the Detroit Motor Show a few weeks ago. This is one hell of a truck, it seems. It looks like no other – with properly blistered wheel arches all around – and we now know it’ll go like none other too.

Ford Global Product Development Vice President Raj Nair has just confirmed over a TV interview with Fox Sports that the Raptor’s twin-turbocharged 3.5 litre V6 EcoBoost engine will make all of 450 hp. That’s more than the outgoing truck’s 411 hp – from a naturally-aspirated 6.2 litre V8.

Pair that to the latest F-150’s significantly lighter aluminium body (by as much as 227 kg, no less) and a brand new 10-speed (!) automatic gearbox and it’s sure to be an absolute beast to drive. Now you have to wonder – how wild would the rumoured Ford EcoBeast be?