Leisure - terrain Dino on pick -up base

Detroit ( USA), January 14, 2015

The Ford F-150 was also in 2014 again the best selling car in the United States. While the new model since December 2014 rolled out for the US market from the tape, Ford now pushes by the Leisure and fun version of the pick-up king, the Ford F-150 Raptor. The premiere was now at the Detroit Motor Show held ( 12 to 25 January 2015).

Trophy - Truck street legal

Since the existence of the Raptor series vehicles should to successful Trophy - Trucks ?? the strongest and fastest off-road pickups ?? remember how they go, for example, at the Baja 1000 at the start. For the true workhorses of work to be trimmed on the heavy road use and provided with proper amenity.

V8 out, V6 purely

So a monstrous 6.2-liter V8 with 411 hp was housed in the mighty engine compartment in the previous Raptor. And the new model? V8 fans will have to be strong now, because of the 2016er - Raptor will initially go live without the Eight Ender and gets "only" a V6 from Ford EcoBoost engine family with 3.5 liter displacement missed. What developed the new engine to power in carnivorous dinosaurs, Ford reveals the way, not even with a power increase over the previous model, but may be expected safe.

increased off-road

The new turbo engine sends power through a new ten-speed automatic ?? Yes, read that right, TEN SPEED ?? and a newly developed transfer case to all four wheels. The new shock absorbers have come from Fox and want more suspension travel than they did in the previous offer. The 28.5 inch front and 30.5 inches rear lush already failed. Furthermore, to increase the cross-country in addition an optional Torsen differential on the front axle.

Slimmed 200 kilos

As the basic model loses the Raptor version of weight: The off-frame ?? which is the leisure-F-150 reserved ?? from high-strength steel and the body made โ€‹โ€‹of aluminum alloy help the site giants, slim down more than 200 kg, although the body by a whopping 15 centimeters wide.

It was not until the autumn of 2016

In addition, the bajataugliche pick-up vehicle with LED lights, a dual exhaust, camera systems and 17-inch wheels including BFGoodrich off-road tires takes off. In the fall of 2016, sales in the US to start. Who can not wait that long, has the option of using Rebel 1500 from the second half of 2015, the Dodge Ram. Although the Dodge response to the Raptor will not have the same capabilities as the terrain predators, but still has the option of a 5.7 โ€‹โ€‹-liter HEMI V8 with 400 hp. (ml)