Powered by the all-new, high-output 3.5-liter
EcoBoost® engine with more horsepower and torque
than the current Raptor’s 411-horsepower, 434-lb.-ft.
A unique new 10-speed transmission; advanced
LED lighting, camera technology for improved
visibility day or night. The redesigned, larger
FOX Racing Shox with more suspension travel
and all-new terrain management technology help
F-150 Raptor tackle America’s toughest trails
Ford has reengineered every part of the F-150
Raptor to make it the toughest, smartest, most
capable off-roader – and more efficient than
“When we created the first Raptor, we set out
to prove vehicle performance isn’t just measured
on the street or at the track – off-road can
be even more fun,” said Raj Nair, Ford group
vice president, Global Product Development.
“The original Raptor, plus enhancements on the
all-new F-150 set the bar for us to make the
all-new Raptor better in every way.”
The all-new Raptor starts with a purpose-built
frame – the backbone of the truck – that is
the strongest in the F-150 lineup, featuring
more high-strength steel than the outgoing Raptor.
Forged from high-strength, military-grade, aluminum
alloy that helps save more than 500 pounds of
weight, Raptor’s exterior design is inspired
by Ford’s performance heritage in off-road racing
Raptor is 6 inches wider than the standard F-150
for improved stability off-road. The all-new
Raptor also boasts its first-ever dual exhaust
and new 17-inch wheels with next-generation
BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires specifically
designed for off-road performance.
Raptor is powered by Ford’s new, second-generation
3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine that produces more
power with greater efficiency than the current
6.2-liter V8, which is rated at 411 horsepower
and 434 lb.-ft. of torque.
We are still waiting on the final specs for
this truck and what the Fifth Wheel towing specs
The high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost is a Raptor
exclusive in the F-150 lineup. It will be paired
with an all-new 10-speed transmission for improved
efficiency. An all-new four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand
transfer case, with an advanced, easier-to-use
version of off-road mode driver-assist technology,
further improves Raptor’s trail performance.
Raptor’s 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. “The new transfer case offers
better traction for a greater variety of terrain
at low and high speeds – both on-road and off-road,”
said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance.
Raptor’s pioneering off-road mode driving technology
has evolved into an all-new Terrain Management
System™ that enables the driver to select modes
to optimize driving dynamics to environmental
conditions – from snow to mud, sand and more.
The new Raptor features calibration changes
to its powertrain, driveline, traction control,
ABS and AdvanceTrac stability control for optimal
performance. There are six preset modes for
the truck depending on terrain and driving conditions:
Normal mode for everyday driving Street mode
for higher-performance, on-road driving Weather
mode for rain, snow or ice Mud and sand mode
for muddy and sandy trails and terrain Baja
mode for high-speed desert running Rock mode
for low-speed rock crawling.
An available Torsen front differential increases
off-road capability further. The system increases
grip significantly for the front end of the
truck and allows it to pull itself over obstacles
and up steep grades – even when traction is
split between the front tires.
Building a high-performance off-road truck isn’t
just about engine power – more importantly,
it’s about the suspension. F-150 Raptor comes
standard with new FOX Racing Shox with custom
internal bypass technology that works to damp
and stiffen suspension travel over rough terrain
to help prevent the truck from bottoming out.
Front and rear shock canisters have grown from
2.5 inches to 3 inches in diameter for improved
performance. They feature more suspension travel
than the current Raptor’s 11.2 inches at the
front and 12 inches at the rear.
Advanced LED lighting and camera technology
contribute to improved visibility on the trail
or street – day and night. Commanding and comfortable
While the exterior design of the F-150 Raptor
is about projecting an image, the interior design
is about creating a comfortable place for driver
and passengers to enjoy their time on- and off-road.
Added content includes interior upgrades, three
color material levels, and paddle shifters to
manually shift the 10-speed transmission. Auxiliary
switches to control aftermarket equipment such
as lights or an air compressor are mounted out
of the driver’s way in the roof of the cab –
similar to a fighter plane. “This all-new F-150
Raptor takes Raptor performance to the next
level,” said Dave Pericak, director, The Ford
Raptor will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant,
and will go on sale in the fall of 2016.