The Ford Raptor is a giant of vehicle, both physically and in terms of sales; it’s one of the most popular models available. Ever since Ford introduced the model, it has sold well and out-performed most of the competition.
The rugged, perhaps even aggressive looks are coupled to an excellent off-road capability, but even better than that, the truck works just as well on the road.
There can be no mistaking the road-presence of this vehicle – if this comes up behind you, you’re going to move out of its way, it really is a beast. Even the name inspires visions of power, but perhaps that’s just because it takes its meaning from the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor; one of the world’s best fighter jets that’s ever been produced.
Available in both SuperCab and SuperCrew versions, the Ford Raptor will definitely set your pulse racing, especially if the rumoured twin-turbo version does happen.
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2018 Ford Raptor Release date
Ford haven’t yet given official confirmation of the Raptor’s release date, but we expect to see it toward the second-half of 2017.
2018 Ford Raptor release date: second half of 2017
2018 Ford Raptor Price
Until Ford make official announcements, speculation is all we have, but expect to see prices starting at $55,000 for the base model, these could be significantly higher depending on exact specification.
2018 Ford Raptor Redesign
The cabin is well fitted out and trimmed; black leather and aluminum accents throughout make it look smart and stylish.
Ford have also thought about the technology fitted as well, offering an 8” touchscreen which controls access to all the tech; access to 4G internet, blind spot monitoring and the rear view camera (which are all fitted as standard).
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2018 Ford Raptor video
2018 Ford Raptor Specs
Starting under the hood, we could see two different options for power; a 5.0 liter V8 EcoBoost and a 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost, although rumors suggest that there is a high possibility of a twin-turbo V8. Sources inside Ford say that the 5.0 V8 would be “irresistible, and Ford knows it”.
The power will be sent to the wheels via an automatic 10-speed transmission, and there will be the ability to switch between 5 predefined driving modes, depending on terrain.
Despite a longer wheelbase, the overall weight of the Raptor has been reduced also, thanks to the use of aluminum and military grade ‘Baja’ steel. At the front, you’ll find a large black chrome grille, LED headlights and a heavy-duty front fender, the rear has all new LED tail lights and an enlarged tailgate for easier access.
2018 Ford Raptor Pictures