If the Raptor zoom roars, the earth quakes – and now the giant is even bigger and stronger. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor been a 417-hp 6.2-liter V8 engine for propulsion, the task is performed in the model 2017, a small but significantly more violent 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine, with the pickup already at the famous off-road racing celebrated great victories. There are also a significant weight reduction and an even better chassis. The goal: More fun in the field! Sales of the new Raptors starts in the US in the fall 2016 th
With its angular and dynamic look reminiscent of the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor to successful off-road race car from Ford. These so-called “Trophy Trucks”, the strongest and fastest off-road pickups, starting from challenging contests like “Best in Desert”, in the “Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series “and the famous” Baja 1000 “.
The new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor boasts a rugged and lightweight body. The backbone of the new high-performance pickups forms specifically attuned to the needs of this off-roader frame made an even bigger part of high-strength steel than its predecessor. The body manufactures Ford from a highly resistant aluminum alloy, which even meets the stringent requirements of the US military. Thus, the new Raptor saves more than 200 kilograms.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Interior and Exterior
Depending on the cabin, the Raptor is well over five feet long and six feet high. Other features of the new Ford F-150 Raptor: It is 2.18 meters again 15 centimeters wider than the F-150 standard version and thus provides more stability in the area. In addition, the new performance model has for the first time a dual exhaust. For optimal traction 17-inch wheels provide with “all-terrain KO2” tires the BFGoodrich developed specifically for use off-road.
The new performance data of the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost Ford was not yet known. The engine, however, encounters a 10-speed automatic transmission. Upon request, the driver can change gears easily via shift paddles on the steering wheel. A newly developed transfer case sends power to all four wheels and regulates the flow of power between the front and rear axle. This technique combines the advantages of a variable all-wheel drive with the robustness of a mechanical four-wheel drive. Result: better traction at high and low speeds on different substrates.
Depending on the soil, is the “Terrain Management System” to the driver the right set available and provides critical substrates such as sand, mud or snow for high dynamics. Depending on the choice of driving modes changes the tuning of the force distribution, the accelerator mapping and traction control and programming of the “AdvanceTrac” -Stabilitätsprogramms and the anti-lock braking system ABS.
A total of six driving modes are available: “Normal” for everyday use, “Street” for added performance on firm ground, “Weather” for rain, snow and ice, and the “mud / sand” mode for difficult, loose soils. For this purpose, the “Baja” mode for high speed driving in the desert and the climbing mode “Rock” come for slow ride over rocks or steep climbs.
An optional Torsen differential on the front axle increases the off-road capability of the new Ford F-150 Raptor addition. This technique allows the performance pickup to pull himself over obstacles and gradients, even when the front wheels differently find much traction.
Ex-factory upgraded from the new Ford F-150 Raptor with shocks from Fox Racing. Your so-called bypass technology absorbs and stiffens the suspension struts in rough terrain as needed. The front and rear shocks grew in diameter from 6.3 inches to 7.6 inches while offering more suspension travel than the Raptor’s previous model, which had 28.5 inches front and rear 30.5 inches. In addition, new LED headlights and modern camera systems support the driver.