It’s good to know that automakers still test their vehicles the old-fashioned way: out where they’re meant to be. After tackling the desert, Ford has released a new video showing the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype in action where there is more mud and dirt than sand.
With better ground clearance than the first-generation Raptor, an all-new four-wheel-drive system, a new torque-on-demand transfer case, and advanced shock absorption technology, the new Raptor promises to be one of the most capable off-roading vehicles out there.
The extra power certainly helps too. The second-gen truck swaps out the outgoing 6.2-liter V8 with a new version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, which is expected to make more than the 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque offered by the previous model.
You’ll be able to test it for yourself at Gurley Motor Company in fall 2016. It’s a bit of a wait, but we think it’ll be worth it!