The 2017 Raptor is here and what a High Tech off road vehicle it is! With several different modes ranging from Normal Mode for everyday driving, Street Mode for Higher–Performance on–road driving, weather mode for rain, snow or ice, Mud and sand mode for muddy and sandy trails and terrain to our favorite the Baja mode for high speed desert running!
The 2017 Raptor also has a rock mode for low speed rock crawling. When a wheel from the Raptor is lifted off of the ground the Truck will send the correct amount of torque to the other three wheels to help prevent slipping. This is all thanks to the Torsen front differential that improves off-road capability. This system also helps increase the grip for the front end of the truck, which gives this truck increased capability when pulling itself over obstacles and up steep grades. Talk about a high tech rock crawler!
Not only is this truck a beast off road, it is a monster on the pavement as well. With the 2nd generation 3.5 Eco Boost Engine this truck will produce 450 HP and 510 LB-FT of Torque. This enables the driver to tow another toy when enjoying the trails! Let’s not forget about the 10 speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode for those who love straight drives!
The 2017 Raptor also has a 3.0-inch FOX Racing Show with custom internal bypass technology. Which just means that it allows for variable damping rates based on wheel travel, which provides great off-raod performance and a smooth ride on-road. Let’s not forget about the Torque-On-Demand Transfer Case. This awesome piece of technology combines the best attributes of clutch-driven, on-demand all-wheel drive with durable, mechanical-locking four-wheel drive.
Not only is the 2017 Raptor more advanced it also has a few cosmetic changes. 6” wider track than the standard F-150 for enhanced handling off-road. The tires are also a whole inch taller than the previous Raptor. Ford has also added two inches more wheel travel. The body of the 2017 Raptor is made out of the High-Strength, Military-Grade, Aluminum alloy with a frame that was custom made for the 2017 Raptor and several other features including a dual exhaust system that gives the truck the sound it deserves.
With all of these amazing features the only thing that is guaranteed is that these trucks will get you from point A to point B with no problems. So make sure to stop on by and take one for a test drive today!
**Fox Racing Shox is a trademark of FOX Factory, INC
** Torque-on-demand is a registered and active trademark of BorgWarner
**Torsen is a registered trademark of JTEKT Torsen North America, INC