Car enthusiasts will be happy to know that a 2017 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor truck is on the way. With the first ever release of this truck back in 2010, fans have been swooping around this model and are eagerly awaiting every updated that Ford has to offer about their prized vehicle. The 2017 year model brings many innovations that are surely going to dazzle the public.
The Raptor has always been characterized as being a heavyweight bruiser and will retain these characteristics for the upcoming model as well as it is something that makes up the style of the tuck, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. But the newest design will be updated with so much more, the aluminum bodywork and a beefy high-strength steel frame will combine well with an updated interior. Add to that the new Ford’s EcoBoost technology and a new engine option and you get the new 2017 model all wrapped up and ready to go.
Some may say that the Raptor has lost its mojo and that the new version does not incorporate the soul of a 2017 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, but the car needs to go with times and it is a perfect update for a vehicle like this one. As you can see from the pictures the car does not drastically changes from its rugged stance. It has all the makings of a great truck and Ford has done once more a great job in updating it. Read the review to find out about the particular changes and how the car has been updated.
2017 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor exterior
The Raptor takes its exterior design to a new level. The 2017 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor model adopts some parts that have been taken from the 2015 F-150 model and has been widen to 6 inches more in order to increase its stability. Both the front and rear bumpers have been raised so the approach and departure angles are different now. There is also a very useful change in the headlights as the halogen ones have been exchanged with the LED ones and it helps in providing more light than before. There is going to be a change in wheel size as well as the car will use the 17-inch ones. It uses BFGoodrich’s latest iteration of its iconic All-Terrain TA tire which is the K02 one.
The off-roading ability of the vehicle is very much enhanced with the newest design. Not only will some standard features help, but something like the new tires will help in providing better stability on different types of roads and also enable the car to make it through some of the toughest terrains there is. The side boards will return this model year as well and the same fenders will also be used this time. At the back it has more similarities with the current F-150 car, but does come with a massive “FORD” block lettering that stretches from side to side. But a great new addition is the dual exhaust system which balances the look a bit and even adds the receiver hitch which comes as a standard form of equipment.
The addition of a F-150 order form lessens that Raptor interior a bit and combines well for a great look. The 2017 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor model comes with a very comfy interior and a suitable upgrade of comfort. The best additions are the unique seats with leather and suede inserts. It also comes with an overhead console with six up-fitter switches and controls for the moonroof. There is a new style of steering wheel made which uses the combination of suede and leather-wrapped steering that comes with a F1-style paddle shifters. It also includes carbon fiber accents which are added in order to dress up the key areas around the cabin.
In the control cluster you will find the large digital display that is a standard feature in any F-150 car. It is a very useful addition as it shows many information simultaneously and enables the car to be fully focused on the driving. It gives you stats about your off-road info, engine performance and some mechanical stats as well. It was also confirmed that an extended cab and crew cab configurations will be offered for the Raptor.
As for the engine, there are many updates that come available for the 2017 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor model. The first update comes in the form of a newly updated 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6.This engine has been cranked and is more powerful than the previous 6.2-liter V-8. It rates at 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque, but the EcoBoost is said to be able to produce more. The V-8 engine has loads of power but lacks on efficiency, and thus the EcoBoost has been chosen to fix that, thus the power output of the new engine has been set at some 450 hp. The engine will be combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission with F1-style paddle shifters. It does not only enable better fuel economy stats but it also helps with better gearing abilities as well.
Some special type of features are added this time, like the “Torque-On-Demand” which is used to distribute power to both the front and rear axles with the all-wheel-drive-like system along with a mechanical-locking four-wheel-drive system. Also added is the next-generation Terrain Management System that Ford has introduced here. It enables a choice between six modes which depend on the terrain you are driving on. So you can choose between Normal, Street, Weather, Mud and Sand, Rock, and Baja modes.
Price and release date
The 2017 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will be released as a 2017 model of course, thus the exact release date is unclear but it will certainly arrive and the end of next one or the beginning of 2017. The price needs to be adjusted still but we are fairly certain that it will be around $51,000 base MSRP.