2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Is The Latest American Beast Of A Pickup; Best Of The Best!

Feb 05, 2017 12:33 AM EST | Paul Urban

Ford is at it again with its all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. It is definitely another addition of Ford's well-made vehicles which is known the world over. It may not be as big as its Japanese counterparts, but it is making a name on its own. More than mass production, quality is the main key.

According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor won't be officially available until early fall but a preview has already been made. It made its debut last January 2017 in Detroit and definitely caught the attention of car fanatics and enthusiasts. Based on what was presented, the Raptor is going to much better in terms of performance and other aspects compared to the original.

It will come with 3.0-inch FOX Racing Shox which features a unique internal bypass system. This makes for an improved damping over the toughest and roughest of terrains. It also comes with the latest 4WD system with torque-on-demand transfer case.

 

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor also shares standard-issue aluminum-intensive body panels. To add to its improved and enhanced frame, it is lighter by 700 pounds compared to the 2014 model. It will have a more powerful 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 which is capable of producing 450 -horsepower together with 10-speed automatic transmission.

The pickup has also been tested in the rough terrain of Northern Michigan and it absolutely did not disappoint. This beast of a pickup is sure to put all other vehicles of the same type to shame.

As added by Car and Driver, the soon-to-be-released pickup was also tested over the tough terrains of Nevada. With the rigorous testing, the pickup didn't buckle and emerged as the king of off-roading. With its improved damping and powerful engine, no tough terrain will not be negotiated.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is most suited for those who are inclined to anything related to off-roading activities. Whether it is used for business or leisure, this pickup definitely makes the cut for being the best. As earlier reported, the pickup is due for release towards the end of 2017 and already it is gaining momentum and excitement from enthusiasts and critics. It is expected to do very well in the market as it gets officially released.

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