How do we love the new Ford Raptor? Let us count the ways.
- Leaner – In keeping with Ford’s gradual shift towards aluminum, the 2017 Raptor uses Ford’s proprietary 6000-series high strength, military grade aluminum alloy to shed over 500 pounds of weight, making the ultimate off-road pickup tougher and lighter at the same time.
- Meaner – Although it has everything the average person could possibly want in a truck, the 2017 Raptor so formidable that it doesn’t just put its competition to shame – it’s so far ahead of the crowd that it doesn’t really have any competition. The new Raptor is six inches wider, rendering a truck that can already safely travel up to 100 mph off-road even more maneuverable than previous Raptor models.
- Heart of a Champion – Ford’s Ecoboost technology has revolutionized the way we think about engines. Take, for example, the new Raptor’s 3.5 Liter Ecoboost engine, which produces more horsepower and torque than the old Raptor’s 6.2 liter engine. Got a job to do? With the ’17 Raptor, power isn’t going to be a problem.
- Choose Your Adventure – Also new to the ’17 Raptor is Ford’s patented Terrain Management System, which allows drivers to calibrate their Raptor for a number of different situations, from everyday driving to dune racing to rock crawling. Gone are the days of your truck failing to keep up with your lifestyle- welcome to working to keep up with your truck’s lifestyle.
If you’re looking for the next big thing in pickups, look no further than the 2017 Raptor. You’ll be grateful you didn’t next time you find your driveway full of sand and boulders.