An adrenaline-filled video that showcases the rugged F-150 Raptor has been released by the automaker. Shot somewhere in the Mojave Desert, the objective is to explain to viewers (and consumers) why it’s the “ultimate high-performance off-road pick-up.”

Part of a six-part monthly series, this is the first video to be released and it highlights the F-150 Raptors’s off-road agility and capabilities. This will be followed by the next video, which will elaborate on the large BF Goodrich K02 tyres on the Raptor.

Thirdly, a video that will explain the F-150 Raptor’s six preset driving modes for “virtually every terrain” will follow. Expect to learn more of the unique long-travel suspension of the Raptor in the fourth video and how the Raptor’s design enhances its capability. The last video, will of course be all about the truck’s off-roading prowess.

As a refresher, the F-150 Raptor possesses high-strength, military-grade aluminium alloy, which allows it be lighter by about 226 kg. It also has larger, redesigned Fox Racing Shox, with more suspension travel and all-new terrain management technology and Torsen front differential for increased off-road capability.

Underneath the behemoth is a second-generation 3.5 litre EcoBoost engine mated to a new 10-speed transmission. Compared to the previous Raptor’s 411 hp 6.2 litre V8 mill, the smaller unit makes more hp (450 hp) and torque.

Elsewhere, the F-150 Raptor is said to be inspired by Ford’s performance heritage in off-road racing including the Best in Desert, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the Baja 1000. To be built at the Dearborn Truck Plant, the F-150 Raptor will officially go on sale in the fall of 2016.

GALLERY: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor