Trail Testing the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype

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,

It’s a Beast: The Ford F-150 Raptor Launches in 2016

It’s a Beast: The Ford F-150 Raptor Launches in 2016

Watch out! The Ford F-150 Raptor is a big bad beast. Ready for a Sunday drive to grandma’s, industrial hauling, or off-road adventures, this truck seems capable of almost anything. What big features you have! Under the ding- and scratch-resistant hood lies a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Inserted into a steel framework and aluminum-alloy body, this lightweight bad boy offers improved fuel-efficiency without diminishing power. What big upgrades! Other enrichments include an enhanced radar cruise control, a 360-degree camera system which virtually eliminates blind spots, FOX Racing Shox, and the brand new Terrain Management System that makes adjustments based on topography. With a