It is given that 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will grab a few eyeballs for its sheer beauty in design, superior performance in pick-up truck category. F-150 Raptor has always been in the business of setting new standards in competition since 2010 Ford F-150 Raptor was launched. Ford’s Special Vehicle Team had been in charge of 2010 project and it is expected that second generation F-150 Raptor will also rewrite a new chapter in powertrain, gain iconic status in design and enhance efficiency in city road and highway driving conditions.
No official word on price is out right now for 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. However, one can expect that the basic model’s price will be at price range of previous raptor i.e. $51000.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Specs
Here is a latest iron bodied V8 engine. 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is going to be the first proud owner of 3.5 liter V6 engine of second generation mated with twin turbochargers that has direct fuel injection. F-150 Raptor’s engine has been developed with heavy influence of Ford’s sports car roster. This ironless Eco-Boost engine made of aluminum is surely going to reduce some weight. Improved airflow has been achieved with dual- exhaust system of twin vent in the rear shock absorbent brim. Though V6 engine is tad below average attachment in a pick-up truck, Ford claims it is powerful enough to deliver the goods and can produce 450 horsepower with high torque.
Terrain Management is another innovation that will give six different driving modes with respect to terrains. Drivers can choose between such modes as Normal, street, weather, rock, mud and sand. Power transmission system is actually managed by “Torque on demand” which undertakes front and rear axle power boost ups.
Interior and exterior
Once again sports car influence is apparent in 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. What will surely grab instant attention are its suave seats that are most uniquely designed for any car. Made of leather as well as less used suede, seats and steering wheel of this truck gives an outlandish feel and appearance. Display is completely digitized giving page by page information about off road conditions, stats on car mechanics. Carbon fiber dominates major portion of cabin.
Moving to exterior, one may fall short of superlatives to define its design. Adding convenience is an increase in length by six inches with a view to increase its stability. Front and rear bumpers have been upped to add balance to overall look. LED headlights will continue to illuminate F- 150 Raptor that has better glowing power than basic halogen bulbs. Rear portion will be noticeable for dual exhaust pipes which as mentioned earlier have been added for improved airflow. If all this seem miniscule to onlookers, they will be left wide eyed with bold FORD lettering at the bottom of rear part.
It will probably have fuel economy of 15 mpg in city and 21 mpg off road. Speed of 0-60 mph is expected to be covered at 6.1 to 6.3 seconds.