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VIDEO: Watch the Ford F-150 Raptor ‘Fly’ With New Suspension

VIDEO: Watch the Ford F-150 Raptor ‘Fly’ With New Suspension

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is taking flight in Ford’s latest promotional video. Not literally of course, but its wheels get some air more than once to show off its impressive new suspension.

The video highlights the Raptor’s new and improved shocks. They’re larger in diameter than the previous model. The 3.0-inch FOX shock absorbers are up from 2.5 inches in the previous generation, which Ford says gives it a more comfortable ride. The increased diameter also offers 44 percent more volume for increased heat dissipation and fade resistance.

Nearly two inches more suspension travel bring 2017 F-150 Raptor shocks to 13.0 inches at the front and 13.9 inches at the rear. That’s roughly a 15 percent increase in overall suspension travel over the previous generation.

The Raptor will come with Ford’s all-new 10-speed transmission, jointly developed with General Motors, along with six driving modes. It’s powered by Ford’s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, but the automaker isn’t saying how much horsepower it offers yet.  Although Ford does say it will, unsurprisingly, offer more than the last generation’s 411-horses and 434 pound-feet of torque.

It arrives this fall priced from $48,325. The four-door Supercrew version starts from $51,310. Prices don’t include a $1,195 delivery and destination fee.

Photo Credit: Ford