The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor near Fort Bliss: A Beast Unleashed

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has taken the market by storm since it was first unveiled a few months ago. With remarkably good performance and value since the model’s debut in 2010, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor aims to continue its predecessor’s legacy by excelling in off-road performance.

What we know…

Even though details of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor have been closely guarded, Ford is still good enough to release tidbits of what to expect this autumn upon its official release.

First off, expect the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor be at least 500 pounds lighter than its predecessor, thanks to a high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body and cargo bed that considerably improved the power-to-weight ratio—by, at most, 16%. It also boasts improved suspension travel on both the front and rear, so you can drive fast and hard, no matter the kind of road you travel.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will house an all-new, twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC 24-valve, high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with direct fuel injection, complementing an all-powerful, best-in-class 470 pound-feet of torque.

In addition, the 2017 model will feature an all-new Terrain Management System with six drive modes that optimize Raptor dynamics based on environmental conditions. The driver can choose between Normal for everyday driving; Sport for on-road driving; Weather in cases of rain, sleet, and snow; Mud/Sand for muddy trails and terrain, Baja for some desert running, and Rock/Crawl for low-speed rock crawling.

With this engine, just imagine the rampages you can enjoy on and off the road.

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