Watch to see what this anticipated performance truck can really do.

Exciting news for fans of the Ford F-150 Raptor came when Ford announced the reintroduction of a V8 engine to the performance truck in the form of its more powerful iteration: the Ford Raptor R. Ford Performance took the 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, derived from the unit in the famed Shelby GT500 Mustang, and as a result says the truck makes an incredible 700 horsepower and 640 lb/ft of torque. However, now that the powerhouse pickup is in his hands, YouTuber Cleetus McFarland is ready to take the new Ford F-150 Raptor R to the dyno and test those claims.

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Once it was on the dyno, it wasn’t able to quite reach the power figures that Ford Performance claims, as is often the case due to weather conditions and the numerous other factors that can change how an engine performs, but to give it an extra dose of power, a spray of the notorious nitrous oxide was enlisted. With the nitrous sprayed on the second dyno run, the truck was able to put out 645 horsepower, an increase of almost 100 over the 557-horsepower run without the nitrous. While the 700-horsepower number wasn’t able to be reached, with its V8 sound and plenty of power, the Ford F-150 Raptor R is still quite a spectacular truck.

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Source: YouTube/Cleetus McFarland