The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is ready to take on any terrain.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Tackles the Desert

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is ready to take on any terrain.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is ready to take on any terrain.

If you want to tackle the toughest terrain in the world, you choose the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. This hardcore off-road beast is currently participating for the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series.

“The all-new Raptor has the DNA of a Baja race truck, with a purpose-built engine, chassis and suspension that enables it to travel fast over challenging desert landscapes or crawl over rocky terrain,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance, in a statement.

This race-ready truck is powered by a 3.5-liter high-output EcoBoost engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a torque-on-demand transfer case. According to Greg Foutz, Ford’s truck builder and primary race truck driver, the race-ready Raptor is “the most stock truck” he has ever raced.

Some of the modifications to the truck include race-optimized three-inch-diameter external-bypass front and rear Fox Racing Shox, race-optimized front and rear springs for additional ground clearance, custom-fabricated roll cage, and MasterCraft seats with five-point harness safety belts.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy this version, but a still incredibly capable production version will be ready late this year. Learn more at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH.

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