Ford captures drone footage of the prototype Raptor testing its mettle
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Ford Performance is set to offer a dizzying array of high-performance vehicles in the coming years. There are so many options, it’s enough to make fans of Blue Oval performance pinch themselves to see if this real. If the 2017 F-150 Raptor is the one you are dreaming about, Ford has released new drone footage of the truck undergoing real-world durability testing.
“This summer an engineering prototype of the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor tackled the dunes at Silver Lake, Michigan, State Park,” says the company. “Redesigned, larger FOX Racing Shox with more suspension travel and all-new terrain management technology help F-150 Raptor tackle the toughest of surfaces.”
Look down at the Raptor doing its thing right here…
“An available Torsen front differential increases off-road capability further,” the company added. “The system increases grip significantly for the front end of the truck and allows it to pull itself over obstacles and up steep gradesâ€”even when traction is split between the front tires. The all-new 2017 Raptor is powered by Fordâ€™s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.”
Of course, this is just part of a slow flow of teasers leading up to the truck’s official release in the Fall of 2016, but it definitely keeps us interested.
2 thoughts on “Video: 2017 F-150 Raptor Testing”
Its cool to see them testing at silver lake. I spend a lot of time up there and you would be surprised what you see running around. The DNR actually uses two 6.2L Crew Cab Raptors as rescue trucks out there.