For better or worse, Chevrolet and General Motors have let Ford reign over the high-power, full-size truck segment. The General has repeatedly stated it has no plans to offer up a challenger to Ford’s Raptor. And this news comes in the wake of leaked performance specs for the upcoming truck.
Ford Authority reports the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will arrive on the scene with a whopping 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque from its EcoBoost engine. Those figures handily out-displace the old 6.2-liter V8 engine, which made only 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque.
By letting Ford have at it, GM and Chevrolet have turned its focus on a midsize rock crawler, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. We don’t expect too wild of powertrains configurations for the Colorado ZR2, but it should be more than capable to handle the toughest off-road excursions with heavy duty shocks, tires and tweaked exterior components.
Is it a smart move to let Ford take control and rule this segment? Or are you happy with simply the ZR2? We’d love to hear from you down below.