Watch a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype Rip Through Sand Dunes
Ford captured the prototype strutting its stuff with a drone, so we get a fantastic aerial-view of the action. In addition to the overhead footage, fender and undercarriage-mounted cameras let us see the heavy-duty Fox suspension at work.
The truck makes short work of the sandy course, thanks in part to a bump in power under the hood. Unlike the old Raptor, which utilized a 6.2-liter V-8 that pushed out 411 hp, the new Raptor packs a forced-induction punch from a 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6, sending 450 hp through all-four wheels via a new ten-speed transmission. The new Raptor reportedly sheds around 400 pounds over the outgoing truck due to extensive use of aluminum, boosting efficiency and performance significantly.
Take a look at the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor terrorize Silver Lake Sand Dunes in the video below.