The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is certainly one of a kind. When it was revealed earlier this year, fans everywhere wanted to try out this mighty beast. For sure, there is a lot to salivate over from its exterior build quality, engine options, and interior features.
Steel Backbone and Aluminum Body
Ford knows the importance of building solid bodies for towing trucks, which is why the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has a body made of high-strength, military grade aluminum alloy, making it approximately 500 pounds lighter than the previous versions. In addition, it has a boxed steel frame reinforcing the body, making it more robust and sturdy.
TORSEN Front Differential
A highly unique feature of this model of the F-150 is its TORSEN front differential that improves its off-road capabilities. It functions by transferring the torque to the stable wheel before it starts slipping. This way, the system is able to increase the grip for the front end of the truck, giving it greater pulling power.
Ford has replaced the previous V8 with an all-new and promising 3.5-liter V6 engine. It is an EcoBoost second generation engine that Ford claims is a lot better than the previous one. Equipped with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, direct fuel injection and twin turbochargers, this engine is capable of producing up to 450 horsepower.
The futuristic 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will soon be out on the market. Visit one of the dealerships of Ford serving El Paso, Texas and drive away with this vehicle.