Ford F-150 Raptor Boasts Impressive New Off-Roading Technology
Ford’s F-150 line has long been renowned for its off-roading abilities; nothing else in its wheelhouse compares in this all-important truck category. For its 2019 model, Ford is offering seven variations on the F-150. The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is a variation that specializes specifically in off-roading. Let’s take a look at what Ford has outfitted this beast with this year in order to blow away its already-massive off-roading expectations.
The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is outfitted with a high-strength, military grade aluminum alloy body that succeeds in making the vehicle 500 pounds lighter than before, while maintaining the extreme strength that allows it to weather any storm you venture into.
This muscular body is powered by a high-output twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC 24-valve, 3.5L EcoBoost® engine with port fuel and direct injection, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Boasting an incredible 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, it supplies more than enough strength to get this formidable machine where you want it to go.
Cutting-Edge Technology Features
Beyond the impressive performance specs, Ford has some real cutting-edge technology going on that specially optimizes this vehicle for an ultra-modern off-roading experience. The first of these is its Terrain Management System™, which boasts seven selectable driving modes: Normal, Sport, Slippery, Tow/Haul, Deep Snow/Sand, Baja, and Rock Crawl. This allows the user to find the perfect mode for any situation and ensure the best possible performance.
Secondly, there’s the new Trail Control™ feature, a really exciting addition to the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor that brings added ease and possibility to off-road travel. This is basically cruise control but for off-road terrain: just set your speed from 1 to 20 mph and the system will take care of acceleration and braking. It will also send the optimized amount of torque and stopping power to individual wheels as needed, so all you have to worry about is steering.
With all this going for it, it’s clear that no matter what you’re doing out in the wild lands of Minnesota and beyond, you’ll be able to get it done with the Ford F-150 Raptor.
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