The all-new Ford Raptor is everything that a Race Truck should have; attitude and strength. This full-sized race truck is amazing in terms of performance on rough terrain while maintaining a smooth ride on the city roads. Every component of the Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 works in harmony to deliver a perfect drivetrain for the drivers.
This new version of the Ford Raptor is said to be 500 pounds lighter than the previous version and is an ideal candidate for an adventure filled trip with your family and friends in the UAE. Here is a complete review of a much anticipated design updated Ford’s race truck, in terms of its design, power capabilities and its safety features.
The Stunning Exterior Design of the Ford F-150 Raptor 2017
The 2017 F-150 is the second generation of the Ford Raptor. The looks of this version are much leaner as well as meaner. From the grille design to the lights and bumpers, Ford has re-adjusted everything in the new F-150 to give it a refreshed look compared to the previous version. This re-adjustment has allowed it to retain its intimidating look while also giving it a leaner and a more controlled appeal.
High-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy makes the all-new Raptor approximately 500 pounds lighter than before. Combine that with its unique high-strength, boxed steel frame, and you get the best-performing, most capable Raptor yet.
For the 2017 F-150, you can create your own version of the full-sized race truck. Customers have the option of selecting from a range of graphics and interior accent packages to mechanical upgrades like the TORSEN front differential. They also added two new colours for the all new F-150 Raptor so that the customers can fully customize their new Raptor and make it how they want it to be.
If we are talking about the exterior of this incredible race truck, talking about its tyre features is a must. The Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 comes with 17-inch all-terrain tyres that are supported with beadlock capability. This will help in keeping the comfort and stability for the passengers during an adventure trip and can also achieve maximum off-road traction even in the most challenging, uneven terrain. Beadlock capable wheels are not only useful for such conditions but also for city driving as well.
Fine Sporty Interior of the all-new F-150 Raptor
Along with the exterior, the interior has also been upgraded to enhance the driving experience. One of the most striking feature of the interior is the sporty seats with fine contrast stitching that demands instant attention. They are ergonomically designed for a comfortable ride even on rough terrain. The contoured steering wheel and bigger paddle shifters are some of the other interior highlights.
Upgraded Power and Engine of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
With a leaner and meaner exterior upgrade comes a meaner engine and performance to complement it. The new F-150 Raptor features twin-turbo, high-output 3.5L EcoBoost engine with direct fuel injection that delivers more power compared to the previous version. It is capable of generating 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission with manual-shifting mode sends that power to all four wheels.
The all-new Terrain Management System allows the driver to select from six present modes including Baja, mud and sand which enhances and refines the driving in terrains accordingly. Furthermore, the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Mode gives equal power distribution to all wheel, giving a flawless performance. For the new version, the TORQUE-ON-DEMAND transfer case has been introduced that works similarly to the AWD.
Safety Features of Ford F-150 Raptor
For an adventurous full-sized race truck like the Ford F-150 Raptor, it is essential to be equipped with all advanced safety features. It is safe to say that this new version is complete with standard as well as modern safety features that allows the passengers to hit any unusual terrain without having a second thought.
Here are some of these safety features:
- Forward Collision Warning System
- Airbags for Driver and Passengers
- Delay-off Headlamps
- Daytime Running Lights
- Panic Alarm
- Occupancy Sensor
- Low Tire Pressure Monitoring
Other than these, there are also some optional safety features that you can choose for your Ford F-150 Raptor according to your suitability.
Availability and Price of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor in the UAE
The all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is a complete full-sized truck that is definitely a keeper for those who likes to go on frequent adventure trip and is ideal for the off-road terrain in the UAE. It is available in the UAE area and the starting price is AED 155,000.