With the new Ford F-150 Raptor still a couple years into the distant future, we figured that we would have some time in between now and then to get to know the rest of Ford's new performance car lineup. We thought we'd spend more time diving into the likes of the Focus RS, the GT350 Mustang, and the new GT.
However, because this is Ford, and Ford makes its bread and butter on trucks, we've already got a video directly from the company showing off the new truck. Or at least the company's test mule hiding all the good bits underneath a normal F-150 body.
As you can see in the video above, Ford is subjecting the new Raptor to all out off-road hell at the company's off-road test loop in Northern Michigan. For the second-generation Raptor, the Baja-inspired off-road truck received a 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine, along with a set of a three-inch FOX Racing shocks, as well as a few other lovely off-road items that Ford is still keeping mum about.
Ford has stated that while the previous Raptor was able to achieve 100 miles per hour around a course the company laid out, this new Raptor is already 25 percent faster, and it's not done testing and tuning yet.
If proven accurate, the next Ford Raptor is going to be an all-out beast of a truck. The new Raptor will be available starting in 2017, and along with its new 415 horsepower twin turbocharged V6 engine, it is one of the most anticipated Ford performance vehicles out there. Stay tuned.