Back in January, we told you that Ford’s now-with-more-badass 2017 Raptor would be powered by the company’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which will generate more power in this application than the old Raptor’s 6.2L V8.
Ford hasn’t revealed much more detail about the truck, but it has paraded out this video of a prototype mule, which appears to sport an F-150 body doctored to fit over the Raptor’s big tires and long-travel suspension, positively handling some serious terrain.
What precious little info Ford includes talks about Fox racing shocks with custom internal bypass tech to stiffen suspension travel over rough ground, better ground clearance, and a new 4WD torque-on-demand transfer case that Ford says “combines the best attributes of clutch-driven, on-demand all-wheel drive with durable, mechanical-locking four-wheel drive.”
If you’re looking forward to the new Raptor, Ford says we can expect the 2017 model to reach showrooms in the Fall of 2016. Till then, just keep refreshing this video of the Raptor’s dirty bits doing their thing in the mud.