Motor Show in Detroit in full swing – the next innovation was the long-awaited motor show F-150 Raptor model year.
“Charged” pickup teach evolutionary changes in the exterior – protruding grille with integrated parking lights, modified front bumper, LED headlights and a silver protective plate, as well as ventilated front arches expanders, 17-inch alloy wheels with tires BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 , a unique tailgate and two pipe exhaust pipe.
The interior is much the same as the standard model , except for the presence of the auxiliary paddle and control panel for accessories from third-party, such as additional lighting or air compressor.
In the engine compartment will house a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, which will be more powerful than the current 6.2-liter 411-hp engine, which develops 587 Nm.
The unit will be docked to a new 10-band automatic transmission and a new all-wheel drive system with torque distribution function of the time, which gives newton meters between the front and rear axle in the optimal ratio at the current traffic conditions.
In addition, the truck received the Terrain Management System system with 6 modes of operation:
- Weather (rain, snow, ice);
- Dirt / Sand;
If this seems not – F-150 Raptor can be equipped with an optional front differential Torsen, which is “significantly” increase the quality of off-road truck.
And that’s not all – new uses in his designs more robust steel and weighs 227 kilograms less than the predecessor . This result has been achieved through the increased use of aluminum.
The new 2018-2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will go on sale this fall. The price will be announced closer to the date of receipt of a pickup to the authorized dealers.