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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, This is it!

Thursday, January 15th 2015. | 2017 Ford F-150, Ford F-150 Raptor
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at Detroit Auto Show front view

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at Detroit Auto Show front view

The F-150 Raptor model, which I am sure you were all missing from the 2015 Ford F-150 line-up will be back as a 2017 model. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will, just as the 2015 F-150 have an aluminum body. So just like the all new regular F-150 the new Raptor will shed some significant weight, roughly 500 pounds in the case of the Raptor (on some F-150 models as much as ~700 pounds). Other highlights include a 10-speed transmission and the engine, that I personally have been pining for in a Raptor, the venerable 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost!

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

First and foremost, what are the specs on this off-road monster, where has Ford improved it? Yes, even the Raptor can be improved. First of all I’m sure you noted the 10-speed transmission in the opening paragraph, just how much power will it be handling? For now all we know is that it will be more than the last model’s 6.2 liter V8, so that means we can expect more than 411 horsepower and 434 ft-lb of torque from the 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost. That’s a healthy increase over what the 3.5 EB currently offers in the 2015 Ford F-150 at 365 horsepower and 420 ft-lb of torque. So we know the power will be there a-plenty.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Ford has also improved it’s off-road capabilities with an all-new transfer case and an updated front Torsen differential. The Fox racing shocks have been beefed up and have even longer travel than the previous Raptor. The frame of course is all-new just like the regular 2015 F-150. So! The weight savings, the upgraded shocks and frame should all go to make this an even stronger off-roading truck, due to beefier components and all those beefier components are now shouldering a lower weight!

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Rear View

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Rear View

What about tech? I’ve got 2 words for you: Baja mode. That’s got to be the best mode for any car anywhere, right? Look for more details at F-150 blog as we get them!

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at Detroit Auto Show

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at Detroit Auto Show

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at Detroit Auto Show

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at Detroit Auto Show

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