The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck is the newest model from the F series full sized pickup trucks manufactured by the Ford Motors Company. Ford’s F-150 series is said to be one of best selling vehicles for the past 32 years in the U.S. The 2017 F-150 Raptor is the newest addition to the thirteenth generation of the full-sized pickup trucks whose first model was introduced in 1948 (was then known as Ford Bonus-Built).
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Changes, Exterior
The Raptor’s newly crafted aluminium body made the truck loose around 500 pounds in weight. The designers reshaped the body a bit like the little up-kick to the rear and the newly designed front fenders, but this only made the truck look more muscular. The front fenders and the bumper hoist the “Ford” letters while the sides of the tailgate have “Raptor” painted onto them. The wheels are 17 inch in size bearing 35 inch All-Terrain BFGoodrich KO2 tires. The wheelbase for this road-monster will be 133 inches. No further details were disclosed by ford on account of the exterior, but in the end the exterior is truly “badass”, just like the Blue Oval wished it to be.
If the exterior is said to be tough then the interior is designed to be comfortable. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor interior features three colour toned combinations. Raptor was added with paddle shifters for the 10-speed transmission. Auxiliary and Relative switches have been mounted onto its roof, much out of the driver’s way to add to a more comfortable driving experience. The LED and Camera tech has also been upgraded for better visibility on trails and for different weathers.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Engine
This giant features a 3.5 litre twin turbocharged Eco-boost V6 engine with an all-new 10 speed automatic transmission. Further stats were not disclosed by Ford yet, but they did tell us to expect more than the previous Raptor’s 411 horsepower and 434lb.ft torque. While its top speed is expected to be above 100mph-(well that is bound to be relevant for the mighty-powerful engine). As for the fuel economy, the Ford Raptor says “who cares?” New Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 will be featured as a four-wheel drive model. Different modes like Normal mode (for everyday driving), Street mode (for high-performance rod driving), Weather mode (for ice, rain or snow), Mud and Sand mode (for muddy and sandy trails), Baja mode (for high speed desert runs) and Rock mode (low speed rock climbing) have also been added.
2017 Ford F-150 Price and Raptor Release Date
The new F-150 Raptor will be available for sale in fall of 2016 as a 2017 year model. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor price for this beast is expected to range around 50 thousand dollars. Go Further! Says Ford, and they truly have, with their newly introduced monster pickup truck which is a perfect combo of tough looks and relaxing interior, making it a must have for truck fanatics out there.