On January 12th this year, visitors of 2015 Detroit Auto Show could see the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, which should hit the market in 2016.
This model belongs to the 13th generation of the F-Series, while the first F-150 was released back in 2010. It was made at Dearborn Truck Plant, Michigan.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine
The 2017 Ford F150 Raptor will be powered by a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6, which delivers 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be paired with a 10 speed automatic transmission with F1 style paddle shifters. It needs only 5.5 seconds for 0-60 mph while its top speed is 140 mph.
Power distribution is managed by Torque-on-demand unit, locking gear differential also comes standard as well as the Terrain Management System. The TMS offers six driving modes depending on weather conditions: high performance mode for on road driving “Street”; Weather; Mud; Sand; Rock and Baja mode.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Exterior
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is six inches longer compared to the previous version in order to improve vehicle’s stability. Front and rear bumpers are modified, recognizable grille is still here, dual exhaust pipes and nicely designed trunk doors offer a lot of style.
For its body, the manufacturer used new aluminum alloy high strength material which reduced overall weight of the vehicle and improved its performance and capability.
The new 2017 F-150 Raptor is very well equipped for off-road driving and includes Fox Racing Shocks and 17 inch BFGoodrich® All-Terrain wheels with specially designed tires.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Interior
The 2017 Ford F-150 interior has new leather seats with antelope details and a new upper console with moonroof controls. Along with leather wrapped steering, interior is especially nice, thanks to carbon-fiber details on the most important parts.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Price and Release Date
Ford didn’t announce the official price of the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor but it is expected to be more expensive than the previous version, so we estimate that the price will be around 51,000$. As for the release date, all that is known so far is that it will be released in 2016.