Ford has begun trail testing prototypes of its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor.
Billed as the toughest, smartest and most capable Raptor ever, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor aims to tackle even tougher hills, ruts and bumps than its predecessor. To demonstrate the capabilities of the upcoming F-150 Raptor, the American automaker has released a video showing an early engineering prototype that combines parts from the new Raptor with an existing 2015 F-150 climbing a pair of track trails in Northern Michigan.
Ford promises that the next-gen Raptor will have better ground clearance than the first-generation model and will come standard with new, 3-inch FOX Racing Shox with custom internal bypass technology. Along with the shock absorption tech that works to damp and stiffen suspension travel over rough terrain, the new Raptor will also feature an all-new four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand transfer case that helps further improve the off-road-capable pickup.
Expect more details on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor when it heads to dealerships next fall, but for now check out the video Ford released of its prototypes below.
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