Ford Puts its 2017 F-150 Raptor to the Test

With the re-designed 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor set to arrive later this year, the car maker put the truck to the test to show just how capable the Raptor is.

Shot on the same Mojave Desert terrain where F-150 Raptor was designed and tested to excel, this is the first video in a six-part series showcasing the beast of a truck.

Forged from high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy that helps the truck shed more than 500 pounds, the F-150 Raptor is inspired by Ford's performance heritage in off-road racing, including Best in the Desert, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the famous Baja 1000.

The all-new 2017 Raptor is powered by Ford's new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, with more horsepower and torque than previous Raptor's 411-horsepower, 434-lb.-ft. 6.2-liter V8, plus an all-new 10-speed transmission.

The all-new Raptor goes on sale fall 2016.