Besides the impressive GT supercar, Ford also brought at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The big surprise is found under the hood, where the 2017 F-150 Raptor carries a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine bolted to a 10-speed transmission.
According to Ford the 3.5-liter engine more powerful than the current 6.2-liter V8, which delivers 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the new F-150 Raptor is 6-inches wider than the standard aluminum-bodied F-150 and features its first-ever dual-exhaust and new 17-inch wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires.
Furthermore, the pickup truck uses an all-new four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand transfer case, with an advanced version of off-road mode driver-assist technology. Ford says that the Raptor’s new case capable to manage power distribution between the front and rear wheels.
The driver can select one of the six preset modes for the truck, depending on terrain and driving conditions: Normal mode for everyday driving, Street mode for better performance, Weather mode for rain, snow and ice, Mud and sand mode, Baja mode for high-speed desert running and Rock mode for low-speed rock crawling.
Set to go on sale in the fall of 2016, the new Raptor comes with a brand new design inspired by Ford’s performance heritage in off-road racing, which includes Best in the Desert, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series but also the famous Baja 1000.
Inside, the design is about creating a comfortable place for the driver and passengers and Ford will offer three color material levels, paddle shifters as well as auxiliary switches to control aftermarket equipent such as lights or an air compressor.