Ford’s 2017 F-150 Raptor is coming with a SuperCrew cab, giving more cabin space than before. Due to hit the US market sometime in 2016, the 2017 Raptor has been eagerly awaited by Ford fanatics.
The redesigned Raptor SuperCrew cab will have four full-sized doors, with greater passenger comfort and storage space in the rear. The Supercrew adds 30 cm to the wheelbase of the SuperCab Raptor, bringing it up to 3.68 metres. The SuperCrew is also wider by 15 cm than the standard F-150, giving it muscular haunches and stability off-road.
Dave Pericak, Ford Performance global director, said, “With the addition of SuperCrew, F-150 Raptor customers can leave the pavement behind – without sacrificing comfort and space.” Other upgrades over the previous Raptor are dual exhausts and new 17-inch wheels with next-generation BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tyres to give the Raptor stability and confidence during high-speed runs on rough terrain.
An EcoBoost V6 displacing 3.5 litres will power the 2017 F-150 Raptor, paired with a 10-speed gearbox. FOX Racing shocks are also fitted as standard, coming with 1.25 cm bigger canisters to add more ride height. The shocks come with custom internal bypass valving that provide more damping and stiffness.
The 2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew is for US and Canada only, and will be built at Ford’s plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford says the 2017 Raptor will go on sale in late 2016.
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