Ford F-150 Raptor is a sinister take on the already powerful and fast regular F-150 truck. There are small but significant changes to the overall looks of the truck. This being the sportier, madder variant gets lots of magnetic coloured bits – heck, even the headlamps have been blacked out, to differentiate itself from the regular F-150. There is a huge blacked-out grille up front, with FORD unmistakably adorning a prominent place on it. There is black cladding all around and the hood gets vents to help the Raptor vent out its anger.
On the inside too, black is the overriding theme and the design though identical to the regular F-150 gets unique trim appliqués on the centre console and door trims, and door-sill scuff plates that shout “Ford Performance” to distinguish the Raptor from the regular variants.
The Raptor gets a high-output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine with twin-turbo to produce a mad 415HP and an earth-shattering 678Nm of torque which is coupled with a brilliant and responsive 10-speed AT to put all that power down to the road. The Raptor comes with 4×4 and ‘Terrain management system’ that has six-different modes, which include- Normal, Street, Weather, Mud and Sand, Baja, and the system chooses between two-wheel-drive, AWD and 4WD based on the terrain and it works rather well. The Raptor is a highly capable dune-basher and that results in slightly underwhelming highway manners. The Raptor feels a little unsettled and there is a little bounciness to its high-speed ride quality – mostly because of its off-road tyres.
The Raptor can be had in either Super cab or Super crew body styles and the list of standard safety equipment include – ABS with EBD, dual front airbags along with side and curtain airbags, ESP with roll-over stability control, tire pressure monitoring, trailer sway control, ISOFIX child seat anchors and rear-view camera with dynamic hitch assist. The Raptor, which runs on 315/70 R17 section tires, is an immensely capable and fun to drive dune-basher which is hard to go wrong with.
|Engine||V6 3.5L AWD|
|No. Of Gears||10A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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