Foutz Motorsports Raptor Headed to Detroit Auto Show

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After Tackling Baja and Other Challenging Races, the Foutz Motorsports Raptor Is Headed to the Motor City

Surely you’re familiar with the Foutz Motorsports Raptor. The production spec “race truck” finished third in the Baja 1000 Stock class, and then drove 400 miles to home! Driver Greg Foutz surely finished out the 2016 racing season in style. Now you’ll be able to see the truck at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Foutz Motorsports Raptor has proven the new drivetrain can handle just about anything, as this video by shows. With a newly-designed 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 and 10-speed transmission, this was a critical mission for Ford. We’re happy to report the Raptor passed with flying colors.

Foutz racked up a total of 2,481 miles over 100 hours in the 2016 racing season without any issues. In addition, such miles were logged on some of the toughest terrain on planet earth. For a truck that mirrors the one sitting at your local dealership, it’s mighty impressive. Truly Ford tough.

The only changes performed were made in the name of safety. Foutz installed a roll cage, a puncture resistant fuel cell, racing seats, and safety racing harnesses. These changes make the Foutz Motorsports Raptor compliant with SCORE rules. Fox Racing springs compensate for the weight added by that safety equipment. As a result, this is truly a testament to what the 2017 Raptor is capable of straight off the showroom floor.

Stop and see the Raptor if you’re in the area. It will be on display for public consumption from January 14 through 22. Along with the expected debut of the 2018 F-150 and Mustang, the 2017 show is shaping up to be a good one!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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