Ford F-150 is the most popular model of pickup trucks that ever entered a market. The Ford F-150 was introduced in 1975 and has undergone many changes over the years, both in the performance and design. It isn’t for nothing that it remained the top pickup truck for ford for 23 years. The reason for its popularity was the powerful engines, better fuel efficiency and robust nature that you can feel well enough while driving. But the contemporary F-150 got a new fierce look in 2009 when Raptor launched in 2009.
Ford F-150 Raptor is an off-road pickup truck that entered the market in 2009 and became more hit than expected. This is the best off-road truck you can buy at the moment and the fastest thing you can take through the desert. The engine is bigger and transmission and suspension are designed so that you can take it for a ride in rough tracks.
The 2018 F-150 Raptor is powered by a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, 24-valve, twin turbo intercooled engine with direct injection and port fuel system. This 3.5L engine produces a 450Hp power and 510 lb-ft torque which is greater than the previous 6.2L V8 engine that produced 411Hp power and 435 lb-ft torque. All this power is transferred to the wheels through the 10-speed automatic transmission, which is specifically created to cater the off-road capability of Raptor.
The Raptor is fitted with 3.0” internal-bypass FOX Racing Shox with a greater suspension travel of 13” in front and 14” in the rear. It also allows variable damping rates which provide great off-road performance and smooth ride on road. 17-inch cast aluminum wheels wrapped by 315/70 R17 BFGoodrich All-terrain KO2 tires provide a much smoother ride. In the front, you can find a FORD grille and an array of integrated marker lights. The front and rear bumpers are now smaller and the pinched-up rear end gives it a true off-roader look.
Not just on the outside, the Raptor has got a bolstered interior with contrasting stitching seats. The interior has become more luxurious and comfortable than before with increased safety gears. You can get a Kicker Subwoofer, SYNC connect powered by FordPass, B&O Play audio system with Single CD and HD radio. The optional upgrades also include a voice-activated navigation system with Sirius XM Traffic and travel link and SYNC 3.
In terms of safety, Ford F-150 Raptor is no less than a luxury car as it comes with Rear View Camera with Dynamic hitch assist, Advance Trac, Roll Stability Control, Four Wheel Anti-lock Brakes. You get airbags In Front, driver, and passenger seat-mounted side and safety canopy side curtains. It also has a tire pressure monitoring system and curve control. You also get the option of Blind Spot Information System with Cross-traffic alert and inflatable second Row safety belts. It is fitted with anti-theft, SOS post-crash alert system, remote keyless entry, spare tire lock, and remote start system to ensure that someone doesn’t drive with your raptor without asking you. So the new 2018 Raptor is a much-anticipated vehicle with lots of features and holds true to its F-150 legacy.