The 2017 Ford Raptor has been generating a lot of buzz since its announcement earlier this year in Detroit. Ford recently completed a durability test featuring over 1,000 miles of desert terrain with improved lap times over the previous generation Raptor. With faster times reported during the high speed testing we know the EcoBoost V6 means business.
The latest testing for the 2017 Raptor features wheeling over slick terrain on the tight two track trails of Northern Michigan. With increased ground clearance, an all-new four-wheel-drive system and 3.0-inch FOX racing shocks the Raptor seems to handle the terrain with ease. Ford has a torque-on-demand transfer case that improves trail performance by combining the positive attributes of a clutch driven all-wheel drive system and mechanical locking four-wheel drive.
The prototype Ford is testing is a combination of parts that will be from the 2017 Raptor on the new aluminum bodied 2015 F-150. The 2017 Raptor won't be available until fall of 2016 so until we can get our hands on one to test you'll have to live with these teasers of it wheeling. Check out the video of the Raptor tackling wet muddy trails, water crossings and climb over obstacles while listening to the turbochargers spool up.