Ford’s getting ready for the big moment sometime this fall when the new 2017 F-150 Raptor goes on sale. The automaker’s been showing off the Raptor prototype during its testing phases over the past year and now we find out there is actually drone aerial footage of some of the action.
Ford released the video below showing the Raptor high-tailing it through the sand dunes at Silver Lake, Mich., State Park.
Ford says the 2017 F-150 Raptor has better ground clearance than the first-generation Raptor and comes standard with new 3.0-inch FOX Racing Shox with custom internal bypass technology. The shock absorption technology works to damp and stiffen suspension travel over rough terrain.
Ford also says an all-new four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand transfer case further improves Raptor’s trail performance. The new transfer case, which manages power distribution between the front and rear wheels, combines the best attributes of clutch-driven, on-demand all-wheel drive with durable, mechanical-locking four-wheel drive.
An available Torsen front differential increases off-road capability further. The system increases grip significantly for the front end of the truck and allows it to pull itself over obstacles and up steep grades – even when traction is split between the front tires. The all-new 2017 Raptor is powered by Ford’s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor goes on sale sometime this fall.