The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor made its debut this morning at the 2015 Detroit International Auto Show (NAIAS 2015). The new Raptor features a unique, purpose-built, high-strength-steel frame and a military-grade aluminum body. Together, Ford claims these features save more than 500 lbs of weight. The latest Raptor is also six inches wider than the current Ford F-150, which allows for greater stability off-road.
Watch the LIVE UNVEILING below of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at the Detroit International Auto Show (NAIAS 2015) courtesy of the TFLnow live-stream channel.
Power for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor comes courtesy of an all-new, 3.5-L EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, which Ford says will produce more power and greater efficiency than the 2014 Raptor’s 6.2-L V-8. The new EcoBoost engine will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission for further improved efficiency.
An all-new four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand transfer case, with an advanced, easier-to-use version of off-road mode driver-assist technology, enhances the 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor’s off-road performance.
Ford says that Raptor’s new transfer case, which manages power distribution between the front and rear wheels, combines the best attributes of clutch-driven, on-demand all-wheel drive with durable, mechanical-locking four-wheel drive.
Additionally, the new Raptor will feature an off-road-biased selectable Terrain Management system, which enables the driver to select modes to optimize driving dynamics to environmental conditions, including normal, street, weather, mud, baja, and rock modes.