‘Motor Trend’ Explores 2017 Ford Raptor

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2017 Ford Raptor

The Pros at Motor Trend Analyze the Biggest and Baddest Off-Road Truck, the 2017 Ford Raptor

The 2017 Ford Raptor pick-up is a truck that’s been more than four years in the making. Now that it’s finally hit the streets, its fantastic specs are beautifully wrapped up in a spot-on review by iconic publication Motor Trend. We’ve summarized some of the most important details:

The review showcases the differences between the 2017 Ford Raptor and other F-150s. It highlights the fact the Raptor is the shortest truck in its class, that’s equipped with a compact extended cab. The off-roading beast is also the lightest model in its class, packing 450 horsepower in a body that’s a little more than 300 pounds lighter than similar models.

2017 Ford Raptor

The highlight of Motor Trend’s review is, of course, the engine specs. The Raptor is equipped with a high-output 3.5L Ecoboost engine that has a few tweaks that push its performance over the edge. Oil is squirted at the underside of the pistons to increase turbo boost pressure by 2 psi. The same action also helps keep the engine cool.

A quick-shift 10-speed automatic transmission lives at the head of the drive train. According to Motor Trend, it shifts smoothly and effortlessly no matter what terrain you’re tearing over. The ultra-modern transmission was developed by both Ford and General Motors.

2017 Ford Raptor

The famous publication quickly pointed out that it was not a quiet truck. The dual-exhaust set-up guarantees a powerful bellow when starting the engine. The 2017 Ford Raptor has a top speed of over 100 mph on rough terrain, which might not win you any Baja races, but it’ll surely be fun.

Head over to Motor Trend to read their full review. Get the full scoop on the all-new Ford Raptor — a feisty truck that isn’t intimidated by anything on the road.

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Scott Huntington is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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