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Ford's new super truck


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Ford may want to take into accounts making a four-door Mustang Shelby.

The F-A Hundred And Fifty Raptor pickup was once one of the best-promoting Vehicle produced by way of the Ford Performance division (then-often called SVT,) when it went on hiatus on the end of 2014. At That Time, the SuperCrew model accounted for 80 % of its gross sales, despite the trimmer SuperCab, with its small rear-get admission to doors, being a extra fitting configuration for a high Performance laptop.

Nevertheless, most Raptor consumers evidently want as a lot truck as they are able to get. So, a year after unveiling the upcoming 2017 Raptor SuperCab, Ford has rolled out A Brand New SuperCrew variation to go with it.

Mechanically, the 2 are the same, and vastly different than the old truck. Constructed with F-150’s new aluminum development, they each and every drop round 500 pounds, and come with a Three.5-liter twin-turbo V6. Ford World Performance Vehicle Chief Engineer Jamal Hameedi says it will be extra powerful than the 411 hp 6.2-liter V8 it replaces, however by way of how a lot, he won’t yet expose.

Hameedi does assure that the truck might be sooner, quicker, and better managing than the previous Raptor, whereas holding its focal point on desert running, despite the fact that severe rock-crawling functionality is still within the combine. A Brand New 10-velocity automatic transmission will have to help it quilt this various ground.

As will its 4×4 system. The Raptor’s unique E-Locker rear differential includes over to handle excessive-speed, trophy truck-fashion 2WD sand action, and its on hand Torsen entrance diff provides traction on difficult climbs. Determining which to use, and when, will have to be a snap with A New Terrain Administration machine that replaces the array of switches and buttons in the old Raptor and easily allows you to select from six modes that embody Baja and Rock. It figures out which vary to set the switch case to, which diffs to lock, and bargains an all-wheel-force mode for everyday riding on slippery roads.

For when the going gets in reality tricky, there’s A Brand New 360-stage video device with a nose digital camera that may seem over rises when you’re staring at the sky during the windshield; a set of beadlock-capable wheels will be a manufacturing facility accessory; and a suspension upgraded with sturdier Fox shocks and Eleven.2 inches of wheel travel in entrance and a foot in the rear.

Even If you do scrape the fenders on tight trails, the harm shouldn’t be too bad seeing that they’re constituted of ding-resistant sheet-molded composite, as had been the outgoing Raptor’s. The New Avalanche Grey paint shade published with the SuperCrew will assist cover up any scratches, too, and it seems to be pretty mean.

No word yet on how so much the 2017 F-One Hundred Fifty Raptor will price when it goes on sale q4, but the ultimate SuperCrew started at $Forty Nine,000. That’s nearly exactly the identical value as the most recent Mustang Shelby, which can also be to be had in Avalanche Gray, however nonetheless only comes with two doorways.

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