Ford has officially revealed the 2017 Ford Raptor SuperCrew at the 2016 Detroit AutoShow.
Built on the basis of Baja race truck design, the 2017 Ford Raptor contains a purpose-built engine, chassis and suspension for off-road capability and performance. The recently revealed SuperCrew models won’t sacrifice the off-road performance while providing four full-sized doors. SuperCrew trims of the 2017 Ford Raptor will have a 145-inch wheelbase which is 12 inches longer than the standard SuperCab 133-inch wheelbase.
Features of the 2017 Ford Raptor SuperCrew
- Roomier: All-new Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew adds room for passengers and gear, expanding choice and versatility in the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever
- More agile: Enhanced suspension, use of advanced materials, all-new EcoBoost engine technology plus smart engineering saves up to 500 pounds, for improved power-to-weight ratio for even better off-road agility than previous F-150 Raptor
- Unmatched performance: All-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost, all-new 10-speed transmission and torque-on-demand transfer case make F-150 Raptor even more powerful, efficient and easy to drive off-road
- Better traction: Segment-exclusive redesigned beadlock-capable wheels help increase grip in low-traction conditions; unique Avalanche Grey color signifies Raptor’s Ford Performance tie
2017 Ford Raptor’s Terrain Management System
Six preset modes help the truck power through different terrain and driving conditions:
- Normal mode for everyday driving
- Street mode for higher-performance, on-road driving
- Weather mode for rain, snow or ice
- Mud and sand mode for muddy and sandy trails and terrain
- Baja mode for high-speed desert running and
- Rock mode for low-speed rock crawling
With an available Torsen front differential, Ford reinforces that the 2017 Raptor is going to be the most off-road capable Raptor ever, allowing for the truck to pull itself over obstacles.
Coming standard with FOX Racing Shox with custom internal bypass technology to help prevent the 2017 Ford Raptor from bottoming out over rough terrain. Both front and rear shock canisters have increased in diameter from 2.5 inches to 3 inches for improved performance. Featuring more suspension travel than the current Raptor with 11.2 inches in the front and 12 inches in the rear.
Read more about the 2017 Ford Raptor on Ford’s official press release.
We look forward to what will be in store for the 2017 Ford Raptor in terms of aftermarket parts. Hopefully by this time next year we’ll have some manufactured custom parts for the all-new Ford Raptor available for purchase.