A four-door Raptor pickup with a 10-speed trans and six driving modes
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
If you are heading out into the wild for an off-roading adventure, you probably want to bring a few friends. Ford knows where your head is at. Today at the North American International Auto Show, the company revealed a SuperCrew version of the Ford Performance pickup, along with more about this impressive truck’s capabilities.
“F-150 Raptor means superior off-road capability, from rock crawling to sand running,” Dave Pericak, Ford Performance global director, said. “With the addition of SuperCrew, F-150 Raptor customers can leave the pavement behind—without sacrificing comfort and space.”
A full 12 inches longer than the standard Raptor, the SuperCrew’s 145-inch wheelbase allows the truck to wear four full-size doors so the rear passengers can easily hop in the truck. Once onboard, the extra length gives those passengers more legroom.
The new truck doesn’t give up strength for that stretch either. Like the standard Raptor, the SuperCrew features a fully boxed steel frame, which provides a robust foundation for the performance driveline that moves this pickup.
With more performance than the 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque of the outgoing 6.2 on tap, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine powering this truck feeds a new 10-speed transmission and a new torque-on-demand, four-wheel-drive transfer case designed to put that power to the most efficient use.
Likewise, the 2017 F-150 Raptor follows in the tire tracks of the is Ford Performance passenger car brethren by offering an array of driving modes that allow the driver to tune the truck for the conditions. The six modes are Normal mode (for everyday driving), Street mode (for performance, on-road driving), Weather mode (for rain, snow or ice), Mud and Sand mode (for, you guessed it, muddy and sandy terrain), Baja mode (for high-speed desert driving) and Rock mode (for rock crawling).
You’ll get to try these modes out this fall when the new Raptors arrive at North American dealers.
2017 Raptor SuperCrew Gallery