What is different for the 2017 Ford Raptor?
From the grill to tailgate, the 2017 Ford F-150 is easily one of the most exciting models in the O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln lineup. For owners that are looking for something with a bit more bite, the newly redesigned 2017 Ford Raptor is ready to provide top-flight performance in almost any situation. Ford Motor Company has so much faith in the 2017 Raptor pickup that a nearly stock and street legal version was raced in the 49th SCORE Baja 1000 through the deserts of Mexico. Since the truck started arriving to our dealership in December, we have had more than a few people stopping to ask what is different for the 2017 Ford Raptor.
Changes made to the 2017 Ford Raptor
A fair case could be made that the 2017 Ford Raptor exists outside of the F-150 family. For the current model year, the Raptor features a brand new high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body wrapped around a high-strength steel box frame. The high-performance off-road pickup features an extended suspension height and high-performance springs. Specially developed Fox shock absorbers help make the 2017 Raptor handle better while on the pavement. Ford engineers have also make the Raptor taller which helps it attack off-road obstacles even easier.
How much power does the 2017 Raptor make?
Under the hood of each 2017 Ford Raptor is a brand new, second-generation turbocharged (EcoBoost) 3.5-liter, high-output V-6 engine. Major changes made to this engine allow for an incredible amount of power to be created across the power plant’s power band. In fact, the 2017 Ford Raptor produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. All of that power is sent to the wheels via a new 10-speed automatic transmission with a high-speed one-way clutch and a specialized towing mode.
Awards for the 2017 Raptor
The recently released 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has been named the 2017 FOURWHEELER Network Pickup Truck of the Year as well as the Best Pickup Truck of 2017 by Cars.com.
New technology available for the 2017 Ford Raptor
Ford has placed the new Sync 3 infotainment system in the 2017 Raptor. The whole system can be operated from a large multi-purpose LED touchscreen. This in includes audio controls and smartphone integration with applications from Apple and Android smartphones. A new 360-degree camera has been added to the lineup to help with navigating tight spaces as well as treacherous trails.
If you would like to learn more about the changes made to the 2017 Ford Raptor, contact an O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln sales professional today.