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A Look at the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Author JoeC    Category Off-Road Vehicles     Tags

2015 Ford F-150 RaptorWe at For Car Fans are starting to get an idea of what the brand new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is going to feature, so we thought we’d share what we know with our readers. With a new aluminum-based body and stiffer suspension, this will be a pickup truck to watch. Let’s take a closer look!

Features for the 2017 Ford F-150

Ford is currently trail-testing the 2017 Ford F-150, and based on the video Ford has released—in which the Raptor traverses some difficult off-road terrain—it’s not going to disappoint fans or potential buyers.

The F-150 Raptor is modeled after the aluminum-intensive body of the 2015 Ford F-150. The prototype Ford is testing combines this with the already-completed components of the 2017 Raptor. Though it’s only a prototype, we know drivers will get 3-inch Fox Racing Shox that will optimize shock absorption and make your suspension more resilient on challenging off-road terrain. You’ll also be higher off the ground than you would be with the current Raptor.

This new pickup will feature extra-responsive, clutch-based, and durable four-wheel drive. It provides on-demand torque, getting you the drive you need for those tough maneuvers.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Performance and TMS

We did see a concept model of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at the Detroit auto show this year. While the current generation of Raptor has a 6.2L V8 that gets 411 hp, the new Raptor should have a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that produces 450 hp. It will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and feature a dual exhaust to improve efficiency.

The new Raptor will also feature a Terrain Management System (TMS) that adjust traits such as powertrain, driveline, ABS, and traction control according to six preset driving modes including Normal, Street, Weather, Mud, Sand, Baja, and Rock. A Torsen front differential will be optional as well.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled to Learn More

If you want to learn more about the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, keep your eyes on For Car Fans. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is sure to be an exceptional pickup, and we’ll have more information on it soon.