We follow all developments in the North American International Auto Show, an event where brands are putting all eggs in one basket. Undoubtedly, the Blue Oval manufacturer, Ford is taking all the heavy artillery. He first presented the Ford GT Concept, a model that comes to give respite to the previous Ford GT, later to inform the Shelby Mustang GT350R called as the most suitable for circuits Mustang ever built.
Now it’s the turn of the new Ford F-150 Raptor , a real beast steal some attention from both sports. The pick-up sport par excellence renewed and now in addition to show a new image, but also aggressive, arrives with a new engine EcoBoost V6 configuration and, above all, with a strict diet that makes you lose 2750 kg of the previous weighing Raptor. In short, a new blow on the table.
The new Ford F-150 Raptor adopts an evolutionary design receiving elements of the current F-150. The front grille highlights in black plastic with lights and Ford letters on a sizable, like new headlights with LED technology and new bumper. The fins are ensachandas with black plastic and under them with new 17-inch wheels shod with BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires KO2 hide. At the rear has added a new gate and new exhaust.
But undoubtedly the most important is hidden inside. The renewed Raptor makes heavy use of aluminum. This has allowed him to lose on the scale no less than 250 kilograms, finally setting a weight of 2,500 kilograms. Obviously there is a featherweight and for this reason has resorted to a new block V6 EcoBoost twin-charged . Will yield more power than the current 6.2-liter V8 block yielding 411 horses and 587 Nm of torque.
This mechanism works in accordance with automatic transmission 10 speed as well as with various electronic controls and drive systems for modifying the torque between the axles. An optional Torsen differential is available for the front axle in order to further improve motor skills. Finally, we have modified the cushions, and now has a larger diameter and less travel. These are designed by FOX Racing.
Source – Ford
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