Unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the 2016 Ford Raptor presents with the shortcomings of its predecessors removed. It is lighter in weight and its performance level has been highly enriched. The exterior of the truck has been refreshed lending it a more aggressive and powerful aesthetic. It has been built upon the same platform as the Ford F-150 and has been constructed with lighter materials that are of very high quality.
2016 Ford Raptor Engine Specs
The new 2016 Ford Raptor will receive its power from a 5.0 liter V-8 engine that will greatly compliment the decrease in weight and result in greater fuel economy for consumers. Industry chatter indicates that a secondary power train option very well may be a 3.5 liter V-6 EcoBoost engine that is able to deliver 365 horsepower with 420 pound per feet of torque. Should the rumors surrounding the V-6 be true, industry insiders contend that quite a few avid fans of the vehicle may be disappointed? The Raptor has traditionally housed a V-8 engine, and owners have become comfortable with that option. The engine will be intelligently mated with a ten speed manual transmission.
2016 Ford Raptor Interior and Exterior Redesign
There are car enthusiasts that view the 2016 Ford Raptor as Ford’s response to the iconic and trendy Hummer (that ended its production in 2010). The nest generation Raptor is said to be able to please enthusiast and truck buyers that carry a taste for an extreme pickup truck. The truck that is on average 500 pounds lighter than its predecessors will feature FOX 3.0 internal Bypass front and rear. It is 6 inches wider than the 2015 F-150.
The vehicle will allow present to consumers, push button start, paddle shifters and six Upfitter (AUX) switches. The auxiliary switches are to control equipment such as lighting and air compressors that are mounted out of the way of the driver within the roof of the vehicle’s cabin. The drive system of four wheel will additionally feature Terrain Management with the following settings: Rock mode, Mud, Sand, and Baja mode, Weather mode (for ice, snow and rain), Street driving, and Normal driving. According to the American automaker the vehicle’s new transfer case has been designed to work as both a full time unit for applications off road as well as a locking unit. As an option, Torsen front differential will be offered.
The 2016 Ford Raptor will continue to impress consumers with its advanced technology, standard dual exhaust, signature front grille, and unique front fenders. Additionally the new model will have available imposing tailgate, and LED lighting. Consumers will also enjoy interior upgrade options that include a trio of color material levels, as well as camera technology that will be able to assist the driver whether off road or travelling on asphalt.
2016 Ford Raptor Release Date and Price
The 2016 model year Raptor is projected to arrive within dealership showrooms by the fall of 2016 is estimated to cost consumers $45,900 (base). As we near the vehicle’s projected arrival to dealerships, insiders contend that the price may increase slightly. Increasing the cost may allow Ford to mitigate plausible drops in profits from selling F-150’s that have been constructed of regular grade aluminum at highly competitive prices.