We’re Raptoring It Up this Week!

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2017 Ford Raptor

Oh Raptoring We Will Go! And We’re Taking Your Questions for Our Upcoming Review of Ford’s Hot New Truck

Getting the opportunity to review hot new vehicle releases is both exciting and challenging. Some weeks, though, are better than others, and this week is going to be high up on the list because this week we’re in the 2017 Ford Raptor!

To give you a little background on our particular truckĀ — since we know you all want detailsĀ — it’s an 802A package Raptor SuperCrew. The package adds a whole bunch of goodies, including the 4.10 front differential.

2017 Ford Raptor

Since it’s a SuperCrew, it can be specified with a twin-panel moonroof — this one has at a cost of $1,295 — and also it has the beadlock-capable 17-inch wheels at $1,165.

The Exterior Graphics Package for $1,075 adds RAPTOR logos on the fenders, and the $495 rear bumper applique rounds out the Raptor look. All in this week’s review Raptor rings the cash register at $68,700. And since it’s a Raptor, don’t expect any deals at your local dealership.

2017 Ford Raptor

During the course of this week, we plan on taking it to an off-road park and get some air — plus we’re gonna get it really muddy. We’ll also live with the truck, day-in and day-out, to see if it makes sense as an everyday vehicle.

But we aren’t without some initial driving impressions. The truck is fast, but that’s to be expected fro 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The 10-speed automatic is smooth, but doesn’t feel as sporty as we’d like in the Sport setting. The sound won’t wake the neighbors if you remote start it first thing in the morning — that might be a pro or a con to you, depending on how you feel about that.

2017 Ford Raptor

We plan on getting lots of pictures for you, too. Is there anything in particular you want to see? Is there anything in particular you’d like to know about this 2nd-generation Ford Raptor pickup? Feel free to ask us in the comments below and we’ll try our best to oblige in the full review.

We’re looking forward to the week and we hope you are, too!

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

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