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Ford F-150 Raptor Gets a SuperCrew Version in Detroit, Looks Awesome

Ford showcased the new F-150 Raptor’s SuperCrew version at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
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The new option brings two more full-size doors and a 145-inch wheelbase to the MY 2017 Raptor. Dubbed the SuperCrew, the new Ford performance pickup truck prides itself on being an all-purpose off-roader capable of hauling five people and their cargo through difficult terrain.

Thanks to an all-new platform and body, the F-150 SuperCrew Raptor is around 500 pounds lighter than its equivalent predecessor and boasts increased body rigidity as well. The 6.2-liter V8 unit is replaced by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that promises a higher output with greater efficiency.

Ford’s F-150 Raptor SuperCrew will have a ten-speed automatic transmission bolted to its new engine, along with an improved all-wheel-drive system. The new 4x4 unit benefits from a torque-on-demand transfer case, that should bring more grip in difficult situations.

In standard, the new Ford F-150 SuperCrew Raptor comes with FOX Racing shocks that have a unique internal bypass technology. Furthermore, the car has six driving modes, from Normal, Street, Snow, and Mud to Baja and Rock. The Baja mode is made for “high-speed desert running,” while the Rock mode is engineered for low-speed rock crawling. The descriptions mentioned above come straight from Ford and make us think this truck can go just about anywhere where it can float.

Ford tested its Raptor prototypes in a challenging environment that exhibits conditions as tough as Mexico's Baja race. The company specified that the prototypes attained speeds of 100 MPH (160 km/h) in some areas and went through the 66-mile (106 km) off-road trail with an average speed of around 50 MPH (80 km/h).

Ford is building the all-new F-150 Raptor and Raptor SuperCrew at its Dearborn Truck Plant. Sales will begin in Canada and the United States of America this fall.



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