10 Cool Things You Can Do in a Ford Raptor

Ford F-150 Raptor
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What Turns an F-150 Into a Raptor?

Raptors are based on the top-selling vehicle in America, the 2017 Ford F-150. It gets its own high-strength steel box frame, an aggressive exterior, and a 6-inch wider stance than a standard F-150. Compared to the previous generation model, the 2017 is 500 pounds lighter, due to aluminum body construction.

It rides on F-150 Raptor-exclusive BFGoodrich T/A KO2 tires and large-diameter Fox Racing shock absorbers that were designed with endurance in mind. It features 13 inches of suspension travel up front and 13.9 inches in the back. That's 5.7 inches more than a standard F-150 in front and 4.4 inches more in the back.

Under the hood is a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The turbocharged engine produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. That’s 39 more horsepower and 76 pound-feet greater torque than the V8 engine in the last generation truck. Power goes to all four wheels through a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

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