2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Configurator Fires Up, Front Torsen Diff Costs $500

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Priced from $48,325 without the $1,195 destination for the SuperCab body style, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is all things for all men who wish to wander off the beaten track. As per the off-road truck’s online configurator, the more spacious SuperCrew is $2,985 more than the SuperCab. But wait, there’s more!
As standard, the all-new Raptor comes with something that Ford calls “unique cloth seats.“ As if that wasn’t questionable enough, wait till you hear what the base model is missing. In exchange for $9,345, the Raptor’s 802A Equipment Group adds a bucketload of bits and bobs, including a 4.10 front axle complete with a Torsen differential. Mind my French, but shouldn't this piece of traction-oriented off-road equipment be standard in a pickup truck dubbed “the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever?”

On the upside, the Torsen differential costs $500 as a standalone option. Despite this strange choice in equipment, the 802A group includes many other goodies. The highlights include a power-sliding rear window, 10-way heated and cooled power driver and passenger seats with memory, a 360-degree camera system, leather on the seats, as well as power-adjustable pedals.

The lesser equipment group, dubbed 801A, is $3,158 and it should be on your list if you’re in the market for an F-150 Raptor. If you have a fetish for carbon fiber trim, there’s a package for that, priced at $995. A black plastic tailgate applique with big Ford lettering, on the other hand, is $495.

Color-wise, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has seven of those: Ingot Silver, Oxford White, Shadow Black, Lightning Blue, Avalanche, and Ruby Red (pictured). As hardly believable as it may sound, only one of those finishes commands an extra. Yup, it’s Ruby Red, which can be had for $395. On that note, a nicely equipped F-150 Raptor will set you back $65,000 or thereabout, which is a heck of a lot of green dollar bills for a V6-powered truck.

But then again, the High-Output version of the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine in the F-150 Raptor isn’t made for sipping fuel. It is made to crush sand dunes into submission thanks to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of twist.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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