2016 Ford Raptor

New, thirteenth generation of Ford F-150 has been presented year ago and now it is time for some special versions. One that is probably most anticipated is Raptor. It is a variant of F-150 which is primarily designed for an off-road drive. It is expected that new model will be presented on Detroit Auto Show. This version will be full of features that will improve its off-road ability. The testing is completed and it is expected that this machine will hit the market soon.

2016 ford raptor front view

2016 Ford Raptor redesign

Company still keep all details as secret so there is no much information around. It is for sure that new 2016 Ford Raptor will be based on the same platform as base F-150. Just like base model, it will feature new body, which will be made of extra light materials, mostly aluminum. New F-150 is about 750 pounds lighter than its predecessor and we have no doubt that new 2016 Raptor will make significant improvements in this segment too. However, many skeptics fear that new model will lose its strength and performance because of light materials, although company claims that new model will have all characteristics of its predecessor and that it will be even improved in some segments. When it is about 2016 Ford Raptor look, all test mules were completely camouflaged so it is hard to make a picture of new truck. One thing that is pretty much for sure is that it will have plenty of details which will diverse it from base F-150, just it was case with previous model.

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2016 Ford Raptor engine

The exact unit for 2016 Ford Raptor is still unknown. Current model uses 6.2 liter V8 engine that outputs 411 horses. However, there are rumors that new Raptor will be powered with 5.0 liter Coyote, or even with 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6, which has an output of 365 hp and 420 lb-ft. In any case, with new engine and reduced weight, 2016 Raptor will definitely have much better fuel economy.

2016 ford raptor interior

2016 Ford Raptor release date and price

The 2016 Ford Raptor will probably have its premiere on Detroit Auto Show and it will be released soon after that. Current model goes around 46.000 dollars and it is expected that new model won’t cost much higher.