Every true Ford fan will be more than glad to hear that one of the latest editions is the new 2017 Ford Raptor. This truck should come sometime during 2016 and it should look even better, with its new bold style. This new truck will come with a new engine and transmission, and the most important thing, it will be lighter than previous model.
The 2017 Ford Raptor will have very similar exterior design as its siblings, but it will also come with some distinctive details. This car will be offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew cab configurations, so the shortest version will be left out of the picture. Other change will be the replacing of the Ford lettering with blue oval badge at the front and the tailgate will have one too.
The 2017 Raptor will be built out of military-grade aluminum and thanks to that, it should be lighter for 500 pounds of its overall weight. The company will put a blacked-out grille, fenders and bumper on its new Raptor, while the rest of this truck should stay the same.
The interior of the 2017 Ford Raptor will be covered with high-quality materials including aluminum trim and leather. This off-road car will also be offered with rubber floor mats and they will be easier for maintenance. Looking at its overall interior design there won’t be any other significant changes.
Interior wise, it will be well-equipped. There will be a standard 8-inch touch screen display, and it should get the standard 4G LTE internet connection, along with all available connectivity options. This car is also coming with some very advanced safety features, so it should be offered with a rearview camera, lane-keeping system, blind- spot monitors. The company will also provide a surround-view camera and adaptive cruise control, but they should be optional.
2017 Ford Raptor Engine
The Raptor’s siblings are offered with wide range of engines, while this off- road model comes with one option under its hood. There will be a 3.5 L twin turbo V-6 engine. Even though the company hasn’t announced the numbers yet, it can be assumed that this powertrain will be able to produce more than 450 hp and more than 500 pound-feet of torque. It will probably come with a 10-speed automatic transmission with F1-style paddle shifter.
Performace wise, this new Raptor will come with capability to achieve a top speed of 140 mph, while this car will need only 5.5 seconds to come from 0 to 60 mph. So, according to all of this, the new Raptor is coming with very good specs.
Previous Raptors weren’t so popular because of their not so good fuel economy ratings, but those ones were offered with a 6.2 L V-8 engines. With this 3.5 L turbo V-6 engine the ratings should be better then they were before.
2017 Ford Raptor Price and Release Date
The price range for the 2017 Ford Raptor is still unknown, but there are some speculations that the price tag for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will be somewhere between 50.000 dollars and 53.000 dollars. For any predicitions about the price it is good to refresh the memory that the previous edition costs $ 51.000. We can expect to see this model in fall of this year or in the first half of the next year.
The main rivals to this model are the Dodge Ram Wagon and the new Toyota Tundra TRD PRO.
The 2017 Ford Raptor is coming with one major change. The new drivetrain in this model will be significantly smaller comparing with the outgoing model, but it will achieve solid figures in all categories, including fuel economy. There is no doubt that this model will meet every expectation as an off-road version of the best-sold pickup in the U.S.
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