The 2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew was announced couple days ago at Detroit Auto Show. It wasn’t enough for Ford to launch the Raptor And lead the pickup market with lethal force. Ford is well-known for its particular, attractive and wise steps when it comes to building cars. The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is killing it already, and they knew it and did a precise play, launching a 4-door SVT Raptor.
This off-road beast made its debut in 2010, and thrive off a huge success since the first day, getting deeply in our hearts. With an incredible design, performance and quality, it is not going to lose its throne anytime soon. With enhancing in terms of weight (incorporating a new truck’s aluminum body) reducing up to 500 pounds from its outgoing curb weight.
Basically the changes between the SuperCab and the SuperCrew, is that one have 145-inch and the other have 133-inch of wheelbase. Outgoing models had a big and powerful 6.2 L V8 and we’re going to miss this because innovation comes with a second-generation twin-turbocharged direct fuel injection 3.5 L V6 high-powered EcoBoost. Ford promises that the new Raptor’s engine will enhance the efficiency and horsepower, way more that the outgoing naturally aspirated 6.2 L V8 producing 411 hp.
Let’s review this successful pickup.
Performance and Drivetrain
The 3.5 L V6 with twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection delivering 450hp and 450lb-ft of maximum torque is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode (a brand-new transmission made by Ford and the first application will be in the Raptor), and a new four-wheel-drive transfer case. Also, the Raptor features plenty of driving modes with Terrain Management System with modes as Normal, Street, Weather, Mud/Sand, Baja and Rocks. Pure power and sophistication right there to hit the off-road sessions. And if your desire is to feel the gravity pushing you to the seat without mercy, the 2017 F-150 Raptor Super Crew can do that. Standstill to 60mph is rated between 6.1 and 6.3 seconds and the top speed at 100 mph. Efficiency was highly enhanced until leaving this numbers: 15 mpg for the city and 21 mpg for the highway.
The drivetrain was extremely enhanced. Torsen front differential increases off-road capability further. Ford says that the system allows increased grip significantly for the end of the truck and allows it to pull itself over obstacles and up steep grades. The Raptor comes with standard Fox Racing Shox with custom internal bypass technology. The weight could be approximate to 5600 and 5800 lb.
Design Line and Interior
The 2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew exhibit an undoubted aggressive and solid look. More opulent and tough is the presentation of this model, ready to get into mud, rocks, sand, anything can take off the rude and unbreakable essence. Keeping the essence of the first Raptor, this year turn into a small front and rear bumpers, improving approach and departure angles. Godly grille well-designed with a giant Ford as a signature and headlight providing a really bad-ass look. All the truck, in general, got a desert-killer look that will make feel anyone rude as hell.
The footwear for this pickup is obviously a 17-inch wheel with a set of 35-inch tall BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2s.
Meanwhile, in the interior, Ford has prepared sports seats that look exciting and wild. Some carbon-fiber accents and a contoured steering wheel with large paddle shifters are also present. Plenty of ‘Raptor’ logos can be found as well. As overall comfort and luxury with a cutting-edge technology and features everywhere.
The Bottom Line
The 2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew came to stay. With incredible exterior and interior look and powerful engine and specs, make this pick up a sales hit this autumn, with a starting price of US$50.000.