RAPTOR REPORT How Many 2017 Raptors Are There?

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The launch of the 2017 Ford Raptor is over a year away. But Ford gave us a sneak peek at the truck during the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

There, we saw a pre-production version painted in Liquid Blue paint. But have you wondered how many Raptors they’ve built?


I thought of the question while attending the Chicago Auto Show. There, Ford had a new Ford GT painted in Liquid Silver with black stripes.

They brought the silver one to Chicago because the blue one was in Canada for the Canadian International Auto Show. Upon prodding, there are two show-worthy GTs in existence.

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Noticeably absent from the stage in Chicago was the 2017 Raptor. The Liquid Blue one that debuted in Detroit was sharing the stage with the blue Ford GT in Canada.

Does this mean there’s only one Raptor in existence? Probably not. But if there are others, they are still very early prototypes that aren’t fit for public consumption.


So even though the version we saw looked pretty production-ready, this tells us there’s still a very long way to go before we know for sure what the final Raptor specifications will be.

Who knows, maybe they’ll throw that V8 in after all?! No, they won’t.

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Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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