New Ford Raptor Specs, Pictures and Videos
Posted by Matthew Books on August 21 2015
2017 FORD RAPTOR SPECS AND VIDEO
The great thing about the automotive world is that it's never standing still. Behind the scenes, the engineers are tweaking, enhancing or tearing it down and starting all over again. One company that's ready to roll out an update is Ford with the 2017 F-150 Raptor! We've collected the 2017 Ford Raptor specs, pictures, and videos and it's all here just for you.
A Raptor Revealed
At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Ford pulled the curtains back and unveiled the next generation Raptor truck. The Raptor has always been intended to show the aggressive side of the F-150 Raptor. Making a Baha truck you can drive off the lot is how we've often heard it described and the new design seems to be a continued melding the F-150 meets Baha look.
Off Road Testing
If you're at all skeptical about an F-150 truck that's as off-road ready as any aftermarket mod, Ford hears you. Their response is this series of videos featuring the truck being put through its paces in all manner of outdoor off road environment.
In addition to the hill climbing and mud bogging the 2017 Raptor also had some fun in the sun when it hit the dunes. Check out these new Ford Raptor pictures.
Clearly, the life of a prototype tester is a stress filled nightmare...
2017 Raptor SpecsWe're used to dealing with Raptors, since we manufacture accessories for the Raptor truck from 2010-2014. So it goes without saying we're excited to get our hands on the next generation of Ford Raptors. Here's everything we could dig up on the New Ford Raptor specs.
- Military-grade aluminum alloy
- 500 pounds lighter
- 6 inches wider than standard F-150
- First ever (for Raptors) dual exhaust
- Raptor exclusive "high-output" 3.5-Liter EcoBoost
- Twin turbo V6
- 450HP (estimated)
- New transfer case
- 10 Speed transmission
- Optional Torsen front differential
- Fox Racing Shox (standard) with custom internal bypass technology
- Front and rear shock canisters have grown from 2.5 to 3 inches in diameter
- LED Lighting and camera technology
- Paddle shifters
- Ceiling mounted auxiliary switches
- 3 color material levels
What do you think?
Now that you've seen the reveal videos and pictures and you know a little more about the truck itself are you for the new design or against? I'm sure the new V6 will rub the V8 purists the wrong way. Let us know in the comments what you think and what Raptor accessories you'd like to see us design for this exciting new generation of trucks.