This permitted the Raptor to automatically adjust shock settings depending upon terrain and driving conditions. A Torque-On-Demand all-wheel drive system was also employed on the Raptor, along with 35-inch all-terrain tires on 17-inch beadlock rims. Beadlock rims help to prevent the tire bead from separating from the rim even if it is flat.
Offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, the Gen II Ford F-150 Raptor can be easily recognized by a large black RAPTOR decal on the pickup bed. The Raptor’s unique FORD grille now included clearance lights. While most of the body panels were aluminum, the hood was still constructed of a composite material.
The key difference between the Gen I and Gen II Ford Raptor is found under the hood. Gone was the bulky V8 engine and in its place was an all-aluminum twin turbocharged V6 engine. A detuned version of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost motor found in the Ford GT, this V6 could generate 450hp and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. In a first for non-commercial vehicles, the 2017 Ford Raptor was equipped with a 10-speed (10R80) automatic transmission. In factory trim the Gen II Ford Raptor could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2-seconds, tow up to 8,000-pounds and turn the quarter-mile in 13.9-seconds at 97.3 mph. It can also haul up to 1,200-pounds in the 5.5-foot bed.