Ford F-150 Raptor undergoes trail testing in USA

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Ford Performance engineers are in the process of trail testing prototypes of the all-new F-150 Raptor, which is claimed to be the toughest, smartest and most capable Raptor ever. The all-new Raptor is designed to tackle even tougher hills, ruts and bumps along trails than the previous model.

Click here for a video showing an early engineering prototype that combines parts from the 2017 Raptor with the 2015 F-150 as it climbs two track trails in Northern Michigan, where the team is testing the new truck’s components over challenging terrain. The 2017 F-150 Raptor has better ground clearance than the first-generation Raptor and comes standard with new 3in FOX Racing Shox with custom internal bypass technology. The shock absorption technology works to damp and stiffen suspension travel over rough terrain. An all-new four-wheel drive, torque-on-demand transfer case further improves Raptor’s trail performance. The 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.

August 26, 2015

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