For many drivers, the 2017 Ford F-150 is the perfect truck as-is. It’s the smartest, toughest, and most powerful version of the truck yet and helps drivers get the job done. But for those who are a little more demanding, whose jobs require a little more power, or who want a truck that will deliver off-road as well as on-road, there’s an even more powerful version of this popular truck on its way: the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor boasts more horsepower and more torque than earlier versions of the high-performance truck, which couple with a substantial reduction in weight to increase performance on and off the road.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor uses a high-output, 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine which produces an impressive 450 horsepower and a truly amazing 510 lb.-ft. of torque—and does so while also boasting a 23% improvement in its EPA-estimated fuel economy. But power alone is not enough to give drivers the performance they need. The new truck also has a 10-speed transmission that gives drivers control over the raw power and provides the excitement and efficiency they need and want. It’s no wonder the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was built powerfully, since according to Ford Performance engineering supervisor Matt Tranter, it was “designed to be a no-compromise, off-road performance machine.”
Here at your Shelbyville, KY Ford dealership, we know not every driver needs a high-performance, high-powered, on- and off-road truck. But what we also know is that drivers can find the right combination of power, efficiency, and performance for them in a Ford truck. Louisville, Frankfort, and other nearby drivers can choose from the Ford F-150, the Ford Super Duty, and soon, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, as well as a variety of other hard-working models here at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville.