The Ford Raptor is a pickup for pickup-truck fans who want just a little bit more. Ford also mated the Raptor's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic gearbox to keep the twin-turbo engine right in its power band, and thanks to aluminum construction, the new model is around 500 lbs lighter than its predecessor.
F-150 Raptor is a class of one among off-road performance vehicles, with purpose-built engine, chassis and suspension - all of which enable it to travel fast over challenging desert landscapes or crawl along rocky terrain, from Baja to the Gobi Desert.
As we all know, the all-new, 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is significantly more potent than the last Raptor model, which was discontinued after the 2014 model year as the F-150 range underwent its last significant redesign. It's fitted with custom Fox Racing shocks and BFGoodrich off-road tires, together with a performance exhaust system.
While the F-150 Raptor is the first export to China for the F-Series, the Dearborn-based automaker now exports its Focus RS and ST models, as well as the Fiesta ST.
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The F-150 Raptor, which is manufactured at Ford's truck factory in Dearborn, Michigan, is among more than a dozen new performance vehicles that will be rolled out by 2020. For customers in China, the truck's reputation has proceeded itself.
But the Detroit makers are now targeting larger, higher-end opportunities with products like the Ford Raptor.
The truck's unique look and capability has generated "amazing buzz at every auto show" around China, according to David Schoch, Ford's group vice president and president of Ford Asia Pacific. General Motors, meanwhile, will begin shipping over US -made Chevrolet Silverados and the smaller Colorado pickup, starting next year.