Muscat: Ford’s formidable beast the F-150 Raptor is what dreams are made of. Tough, daring and unmatched, the F-150 Raptor is built with a purpose – destroy expectations, do the undone.
Developed with the DNA of a Baja race truck, the F-150 Raptor is agile, versatile and roomy apart from being the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever. F-150 Raptor is unique among off-road and performance vehicles, with a purpose-built engine, chassis and suspension that enables it to travel fast over challenging desert landscapes or crawl over rocky terrain.
Advanced materials – including high-strength steel and high-strength, military grade, aluminium alloy – help save up to 500 pounds versus the prior Raptor for improved off-road prowess. Combined with all-new EcoBoost engine technology, the next-generation F-150 Raptor’s power-to-weight ratio has been improved, making the truck even more agile off-road.
The F-150 Raptor also boasts its first-ever dual exhaust and new 17-inch wheels with next-generation BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tyres designed for off-road performance. F-150 Raptor is powered by Ford’s new, second-generation high-output 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine that produces more power with greater efficiency than the previous 6.2-litre V8, which is rated at 421 net PS and 678 N.m. of net torque.
The high-output 3.5-litre EcoBoost is a Raptor-exclusive in the F-150 lineup paired with an all-new 10-speed transmission for improved efficiency. An all-new four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand transfer case, with advanced, easy-to-use off-road mode driver-assist technology, further improves Raptor’s performance so it is easy to drive off-road across varying terrain.
F-150 Raptor’s new transfer case, which manages power distribution between the front and rear wheels, combines the best attributes of clutch-driven, on-demand all-wheel drive with durable, mechanical-locking four-wheel drive to send power to the wheels in slippery conditions.
F-150 Raptor’s pioneering off-road driving mode technology has evolved into an all-new Terrain Management System™ that enables the driver to select modes to optimize driving dynamics to environmental conditions – from snow to mud, sand and more.
Six preset modes help the truck power through different terrain and driving conditions:
Normal mode for everyday driving; Street mode for higher-performance, on-road driving;
Weather mode for rain; Mud and sand mode for muddy and sandy trails and terrain; Baja mode for high-speed desert running and Rock mode for low-speed rock crawling.
An available Torsen front differential increases off-road capability further. The system increases grip significantly for the front end of the truck and allows it to pull itself over obstacles and up steep grades – even when traction is split between the front tyres.
F-150 Raptor is available with standard FOX Racing Shox with custom internal bypass technology that works to damp and stiffen suspension travel over rough terrain, helping prevent the truck from bottoming out.
Front and rear shock canisters have grown from 2.5 inches to 3 inches in diameter for improved performance. They feature more suspension travel than the current Raptor’s 11.2 inches at the front and 12 inches at the rear.
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