2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Peeks Out From Behind the Curtains
Second Raptor Variant Expected Soon After SuperCab
We now have strong evidence Ford will build a second variant of its second-generation Raptor off-roader. As these spy shots suggest, a family-style F-150 Raptor should join the lineup soon after the extended cab.
We haven’t seen the new Raptor testing in SuperCrew guise until now, and it has us very excited. Its longer wheelbase will smooth out the ride over bumps and whoops, and the F-150 SuperCrew’s commodious rear seat will make family travel much more comfortable. At the expense of a worse breakover angle, increased turning circle, and slightly tougher parking, the larger, more comfortable F-150 Raptor SuperCrew will be a great addition to the stable.
It’ll likely offer many of the same upgrades of a Raptor SuperCab, although they’ll come wrapped in a longer package. As the photos show, twin Fox Racing Shox make an appearance on the rear axle, and all four corners get shock absorbers with larger canisters and custom internal bypass technology, helping keep performance high even in rough terrain.
Expect most of the Raptor’s other goodies to make an appearance on the SuperCrew, including the high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 and 10-speed transmission. The sophisticated transfer case found in the SuperCab should show up as well, which allows the Raptor to be driven in two-wheel, four-wheel, or all-wheel drive, depending on need. Lurid, dusty powerslides will be easier than ever in the new Raptor.
There’s no word on when the SuperCrew will go on sale, but given the timetable of the previous, SVT-engineered Raptor, expect the crew cab to follow the SuperCab by a month or so.