Autoblog’s Desert Test of the 2017 Raptor
Autoblog was recently invited to the Ford Press Event in the Anza-Borrego desert in southern California. Accordingly, they enjoying romping the truck across desert washes and dry river beds. Autoblog Senior Editor Alex Kierstein commented that he felt the transmission wasn’t an improvement over the first generation Raptor’s 6... Read more
Comprehensive 2017 Raptor Video Tests
Ford recently hosted automotive journalists in the southern California area and allowed them to roam the streets in the new 2017 Ford Raptor and blast through an off-road course in the Anza-Borrego Desert.  The Fast Lane Truck posted a few great videos this week, and commented that the new truck... Read more
Radical DeBerti Design Ford Raptor
At the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week, Ford showed off a radical pre-runner version of it’s new 2017 Ford Raptor, as imagined by Brad DeBerti.  Built for the show in only six weeks, the Raptor show truck has 19″ of front wheel travel and 30″ travel... Read more
The Fast Lane Truck gets wild in the 2017 Raptor
The fortunate crew over at YouTube favorite The Fast Lane Truck got to spend some time in the cab of a 2017 Raptor recently near Austin, TX.  While they didn’t get to drive, they did get to tag along for a nice off-road ride, and even managed to get... Read more
Confirmed: 2017 Raptor has 450HP and 510TQ
Today, Ford Performance confirmed the twin turbo V6 ecoboost specifications we’ve all been waiting for – the 2017 Ford Raptor will have 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.  This is a significant increase over the 2010-2014 Raptor 6.2L V8, which put out 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of... Read more
2016 Trail of Missions Video from ABC
This 45 minute special aired recently on ABC TV.  Cameron Steele takes you on a wild adventure through the desert in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.  The greatest part? Cameron is driving with his family in a brand new black SuperCrew 2017 Ford Raptor!  There are several other first... Read more
So, how does that 3.5 EcoBoost twin-turbo sound?
One major internet grumbling we’ve all heard about the new 2017 Raptor is that many people expect it just won’t sound the same.  The 2010-2014 Raptor with the 6.2L V8 had a mighty roar that made heads turn. But what about this new twin turbo Ecoboost? Will it do... Read more
Sync Connect with Ford Pass Explained
Sync Connect is a new option available for the first time in the F-150 Raptor for 2017.  Sync Connect adds vehicle control through a smartphone.  The Sync Connect hardware includes a 4G LTE AT&T modem built into the truck.  With an iPhone or Android device, the Raptor owner can... Read more
Raptor Technology Package Overview
Ford packed in some amazing technology in the 2017 F-150 Raptor.  If you’re looking to get the best in safety, comfort, and convenience in your Raptor, look no further than option code 68R.  The Raptor Technology Package, priced at $1,950 MSRP, adds many features that are not available as... Read more
Interior Demo Video of the new 2017 Ford Raptor
In this 5 minute video, Mike Levine, Ford Product Communications manager for North America, takes us on a full interior tour in the new Raptor.  He shows off the terrain management system, which includes the now famous Baja Mode, and demos Apple CarPlay along with Sync3.  Ford has packed a... Read more