Ford F-150 - first F-150 Raptor Ford hit like a meteorite when he made his debut with the 2010-sudden, spectacular and surprising. It was the first true high-performance SUV with a pickup factory warranty, a proud totem badassery. Developed by the Special Vehicle Team Ford somehow survived the desert race Baja 1000 and the worst economic faceplant in recent history to become a critical and commercial certificate success, although many a Raptor never a wheel put out of the road. We predict more of the same now that a new, lighter F-150 platform will be the basis of pre-runner Ford exurban.
While many details are still monitored, the second generation of trucks will be launched in fall 2016 as a 2017 model within the new flag Ford performance. Therefore, we simply called the F-150 Raptor now. It has also been designed further as a special vehicle itself; Ford has been a dedicated chassis and powertrain to go with the special body.
new steel structure in case Raptor is reinforced normal F-150 and will come in two sizes: the sportiest SuperCab 133 inch wheelbase and the most spacious SuperCrew 145 inches and Despite the more robust framework, Ford says the new truck body aluminum (C.A) helps trim 500 pounds empty weight of its predecessor. Considering the last Raptor SuperCab we tested weighed 6100 pounds, are very supportive of the diet.
There is no longer a large iron block V-8 under the hood, so you should save some weight right there. Yes friends and 2017 EcoBoost Raptor is unique and the first recipient of a second generation of 3.5-liter V-6 engine with two turbochargers and direct fuel injection. Ford says the high power engines EcoBoost develops racing sports cars influenced some of the improvements in production V-6, which includes a new aluminum block and system upgrades fuel, cylinder heads, and internal components and To further improve air flow, the high performance engine exhales through a dual exhaust system with twin tailpipes certain notched into the rear bumper.
We will lose the roar of the old 6.2-liter V-8, but Ford promises that the new turbo six Raptor will be more efficient and deeply win the V-8 to 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. Still we do not know to what extent, but we have loads of torque and at least 450 horses.
He coupled to the motor of the Raptor will be the first application of the automatic transmission 10-speed Ford and a new gearbox four-wheel drive, which will operate with a system in ground mode to configure the truck to changing conditions (A.U). Controlled by buttons on the steering wheel and a menu in the cluster, the system will adapt the characteristics of the engine, drive train, stability control, and more to help warriors weekend to make the most of their Raptors without rolling down slopes.
All this means nothing off the road, however, without proper suspension. The new components are decidedly robust and wider than before, with control arms monstrous aluminum front, docks specially calibrated (U.S.A), and 3.0-inch internal bypass shocks Fox Racing instead of ancient 2.5s. Ford is shy on details, saying only that the race of the suspension is greater than the previous truck 11.2 inches in front and 12.1 in the rear, which was enough to bursts of 90 miles per hour through the desert.
Part of the appeal of the former Raptor was that had a relatively decent road behavior given its central mission and giant tires. While the new truck will be similar to the 17-inch wheels with new shoes before 35 inches tall BFGoodrich All-Terrain T or A-we're KO2s said he expects a much smoother, more serene driving. Given the improvements we have already experienced drive the new F-150, we have no reason to doubt it.