Truck brands can brag about their lineup all day, with everyone claiming that their trucks are the most powerful, the strongest, the most capable, and more. However, Ford apparently believes in showing, not telling, because the brand just dropped a preview video showcasing the skills of the new F-150 Raptor. Shot in the Mojave Desert, the video, which is reportedly the first in a series, gives the F-150 Raptor a chance to show off its off-roading prowess to viewers.
As of right now, Ford hasn’t released many details about the new F-150 Raptor, outside of the fact that it carries a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that is said to be far more powerful in terms of horsepower and torque than the previous model; however, the brand neglected to reveal the exact numbers. Regardless, with a more powerful engine under the hood and a 500-pound weight loss from the previous Raptor, the new F-150 Raptor was primed for success before it even set food into the rolling dunes and flat sands of the desert.
The video clip itself shows the F-150 Raptor effortlessly climbing rocky hills, crashing through dunes, kicking up clouds of sand, and easily maneuvering bumps and turns with a flexible and adaptive suspension. Ford intends on making more videos to showcase the capabilities of the new Raptor model, so the brand may have even more impressive tricks up their sleeve.
In addition to the new engine, the new F-150 Raptor will also feature a manual 10-speed transmission, as well as 3.0 FOX Racing Shox to optimize off-road performance. The truck is expected to go on sale in the US this upcoming fall.