The Ford F-150 Raptor has always been the king of the pickup trucks market ever since it was introduced in the market. New entrants like Ram Rebel and GMC’s Terrain X have tried their best to introduce more powerful pickup trucks with an aim to surpass Ford. But the Raptor has always managed to lead the market thanks to the efforts taken by ford to improve the power and performance of its newer versions. Ford has now launched a limited version of the Raptor that has been pumped up with more power.
Packed with power
The power of a pickup is a critical factor in determining its popularity. Within the USA, the pickup truck is mostly used by people who wish to drive the vehicle for carrying cargo or for towing a heavy trailer on an off-road track. The limited edition 2017 Ford Raptor gets 550 hp from a 3.5-liter V6 engine which us more powerful than any of the raptors competitors.
Moreover, the 10-speed transmission system offers more acceleration than 6-speed transmission system. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has a mileage that was 11 percent higher than the mileage of previous versions. It can be said without doubt that the limited edition will be delivering impressive figures with regard to the fuel economy.
Features and durability
The heavy duty Raptor has been strengthened by the deployment of an aluminium alloy body and a steel frame. The truck’s body is extremely durable and the vehicle can be conveniently used on street as well as on a desert trail. Additionally, the Raptor has been endowed with special features like the ‘smart trailer tow connector’ and a trailer brake connecter. The truck’s unique ‘Box Link’ system ensures that the pickup box is capable of handling different types of cargos. The truck is one of the first of if its kinds and it is equipped with safety features like the ‘BLIS’ (Blink Spot Info System) and a cross traffic alert system.
Domination in Dubai
With a starting price of AED 215,000 in Dubai, the Ford Raptor is a clear market dominator. Ford Raptor is one of those heavy-duty vehicles that will be frequently seen cruising in the sand dunes around the Dubai city. In fact, the power as well as the robustness of newer models is often tested in the Dubai desert circuit when newer models are launched. It wouldn’t cone as a surprise to see a limited edition model being driven in the Dubai desert.