Caught! 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Nearly Nude!
Best Look Yet At Production-Bound Model
The original 2010 model was one of the most popular and anticipated new trucks to come along in several decades. From the looks of things, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor looks to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps. With even beefier off-road suspension, a lightweight aluminum body, and a new high-output EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 engine, the new Raptor promises to top the already-formidable capabilities of its predecessor in nearly every category.
The overall look and styling of the Raptor is not a great surprise after the production-intent concept was shown at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Thankfully, by the looks of these late-stage test mules, little has changed between the show car and the production model. The signature block-letter “FORD” grille remains, and the dual-outlet rear exhaust shown on the concept is intact.
In terms of the powertrain, we know it will have a 10-speed automatic transmission, presumably the unit co-developed with General Motors. Exact specs on the H.O. EcoBoost have yet to be official announced, but we’re expecting a bump over the outgoing 6.2L SOHC V-8, which has a rating of 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque. As with the current model, the 2017 will be offered in SuperCrew and SuperCab (extended) configurations. We’re still a long ways out from a price announcement, but we’re fairly confident the starting price will be well above $50,000.