You don’t get a more american automaker than Ford and here at ‘oo-oo’ we all agree that the second-generation 2017 Ford F 150 Raptor is a great successor to the proud lineage. This mini-monster truck has off-road suspension with widened fenders and huge 35-inch tires. The 2017 Ford F 150 Raptor is an outrageous but simplified truck that looks and feels like a lean mean grizzly bear.
The fact that it has huge power potential, a killer design, and can go through rough terrain with 100 mph the $50,000 Raptor first introduced in 2010 won a lot of hearts despite the economic recession and four-buck-per-gallon gas. It’s hard not to love this huge truck especially this one that has a list of other features in the new model.
We are happy to see Ford sticking to the recipe for the new model, of course there is some overhauling when it comes to the engine bay. Instead of the truck old 411-hp 6.2-liter V-8 engine, comes a new twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine with direct fuel injection.
Тhe Raptor’s mill features a new aluminum block and upgraded internals, revised heads, and tweaked fuel-delivery equipment.
We don’t know the exact horsepower of this monster but as other media have state that the number will be around 450 to 500 horsepower and more torque than the current V-8’s 434 lb-ft. As far as fuel-economy goes for Ford its more likely that the efficiency gains will plumet on account of the turbocharged engine, but horrible fuel economy is part of the Raptor’s characteristics.
New F 150 model setup now includes a terrain-response function that optimizes the truck for varied surfaces and terrains covered with snow, rocky mountain parts. The mighty truck comes with a four-wheel drive that will be a standard for the base model. The Feeding the transfer case is Ford’s first application of its all-new 10-speed automatic transmission.
The all-new Raptor changes the calibration of its powertrain, driveline, traction control, ABS and AdvanceTrac stability control for optimal performance with six preset drive modes: normal, street, weather, mud/sand, Baja for high performance desert racing and rock for low-speed rock crawling.
The new powertrain is fixed to a new frame that is equally powerful, and the 2015 Ford F 150 comparison’s goes further with the steel unit, but is substantially upgraded to better handle the abuse on full-throttle and jump through obstacles like huge rocks, and whatever else a 2017 Ford F 150 Raptor can run over with its huge tires. Two wheelbases and cab configurations will be offered: a 133-inch-wheelbase, extended-cab SuperCab and a 145-inch, four-door SuperCrew. Following in the previous F-150’s footsteps, the high-performance truck also switches to aluminum bodywork, shedding a claimed 500 or so pounds in the process. A composite hood and front fenders further reduce mass.
Ford’s designers combined a lot of new materials and by doing that they boosted the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor’s body even more. The tail’s slight upkick to the rear quarter-panels makes for an even more kick-ass look. The front of the car has it’s beautiful Ford typography. Alongside the giant “Ford” lettering that makes it all to the Raptor’s tailgate. Over there there are vents on each front fender and also another one on the hood. Your view of the monster will always be lighten up by the LED accent lighting everywhere.