You’ve heard of it, even your mother has heard of it; and if you haven’t, then here’s your chance to join the club! The more powerful, more feature-packed 2017 Ford Raptor will be available Fall 2016, and people can’t wait to get their hands on one. Stay connected with Bill Brandt Ford to keep up to date on the latest and greatest of all new and upcoming Ford models. Bill Brandt Ford is the best place in the Brentwood, Antioch, Discovery Bay, Byron, Ripon, Rio Vista, Pittsburg, Bay Point, Concord and Oakley areas to find one of the greatest selections of Ford models at all times.
Everyone went crazy at the 2010 debut of the first F-150 Raptor. It was the first real monster of a true high-performance off-road pickup. Now, the 2017 model is slowly showing its secrets including specially engineered bodywork with an excellent powertrain to go with it. Most details are still under wraps, but each bit of information is putting Ford-lovers at the end of their seats.
The 2017 Ford Raptor will come in two sizes: the sportier 133-inch-wheelbase SuperCab and the more spacious 145-inch SuperCrew. Despite its burlier frame, the 2017 Ford Raptor boasts an aluminum body that helped trim 500 pounds from its predecessor’s weight. The 2017 Ford Raptor also made a big engine switch from a hefty V8 to a modern EcoBoost with a second-generation 3.5-liter V6 with twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection. Don’t worry – Ford says that the new turbo six will be more efficient and offer more horsepower and torque than the V8. Off-roading is still the 2017 Ford Raptor’s forte thanks to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission and a new four-wheel drive transfer case, which uses a terrain-mode system to configure the truck for carrying conditions. With this terrain-mode system and better suspension, the 2017 Ford Raptor promises a smooth ride unique to such a large vehicle.
No doubt that when you see the 2017 Ford Raptor you think power. This remains but the new model works to finesse the blocky details of the first generation. The Raptor’s interior gets a similar upgrade with a more high-class look than your typical work truck. Sport seats up front, carbon-fiber accents and a contoured steering wheel with large paddle shifters take the Raptor’s look up a notch. Although many details have yet to be released, you can expect greater comfort and luxury throughout the cabin.
The original Raptor made a successful four-year run as the highest-volume SVT vehicle ever with production basically maxed out; and the newest model isn’t expected to be any different. Overall, the 2017 Ford Raptor is beauty and the beast wrapped into one. This powerhouse offers a lighter frame that can fly fast, better power for towing and stowing, and great style that is sure to turn heads.
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