Wondering what Ford’s been up to with the all-new F-150 Raptor since it high-tailed it through the desert recently? Well, Ford’s giving us an update. Since its initial durability testing in the Southwest, the Raptor team has been hard at work testing the off-roader on trails in Northern Michigan.
Ford’s released a new video showing us some of the action on what the automaker calls “challenging” terrain. The truck in the video is an early engineering prototype that combines parts from the 2017 Raptor with the 2015 F-150.
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.
You’ll be able to test the all-new Raptor for yourself this fall.