When you get your 3.5 liter Ford GT EcoBoost V6, you should not be surprised with the 450 hp 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor. Combine this engine with a 4 speed automatic and advanced all wheel drive with locking differential, FOX Racing Shox, BF Goodrich specialty tires and 6 driving modes, including Sport and Baja, for impressive performance on any terrain. The 802A equipment includes an impressive 4.10 front axle with Torsen differential, heated and cooled power seats, a high end audio system and a 360 degree camera. Safety options include Lane Maintenance Assistance, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beam, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Mitigation.
You can call it the desert Ford GT, a truck designed to decimate deserts like the Roadrunner and the Wile E. Coyote, with more suspension time and more noise. The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor converts the standard F-150 into 11, with huge Baja Racer style wing flashes, an extra 6 inch width, the FOX Racing Shox and a detuned version of the EcoBoost V6 of 3, 5 liter twin turbo developed for the latest Ford GT supercar. It is essentially a road trophy truck, with a driving style called “Baja”, which should inform you of everything you need to know.
Despite its bold off-road intentions, the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor remains an F-150 in the soul, which means a lot of interior space. Available with extended cab or double cab (the latter is what you really want), space is abundant, with space for head and legs more than abundant. Whatever type of cab you choose, you’ll get a standard 5 foot 6 loading bench that can carry 1,200 pounds without much trouble. The interior is naturally decorated with many kits, but in the Raptor format, it has sports seats reinforced and reinforced with Raptor seams, the 8 way mode with electric adjustment, manual air conditioning and specialized steering wheel with a shift paddle Specify a few comfort options, and you’ll get full leather upholstery, heated front seats, SYNC 3 connectivity, and an 8 inch touchscreen.
The first Raptor launched in 2009 had more powerful engines than the normal F-150. The last model had a new engine in the range. It was an EcoBoost six cylinder and 3.5 liter twin turbo. It was paired with a 10 speed automatic transmission and included several additional features to improve off-road performance, such as stroke dampers, load torque transfer case, off-road tires, and more. The 10 speed automatic transmission will remain the same as the V6, but there will be one more engine in the range. A 5.0 liter EcoBoost V8 is an excellent choice for those who want more power. Currently there are no details available on torque and power, but Ford will not let us down. There is even speculation on the double turbo V8. However, Ford has not confirmed or denied these allegations. In our opinion, this will not happen this year, but it is possible that the next model will receive such an engine. Ford should pay more attention to the fuel economy of the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor. The biggest defect of all F series models is fuel efficiency and Ford is showing signs of focus. The announced hybrid engine is a good sign that Ford is thinking in the right direction. The EPA classification of the new Raptor is not yet available, but Ford is expected to announce it in the coming months.
According to unofficial speculation, the initial price should be $ 55,000, while the upper limit is unknown. It seems that we will not wait long to know because the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor will be launched this year. The second half of 2017 should be launched. Until then, stay tuned with us, as we will try to reveal more details about this truck.