Rated as one of the 10 best by Car and Driver, this generation of Raptors has a twin-turbo V6. Creating momentum worthy of a V8, the powertrain kicks out 450 horsepower and a raucous 510 lb.-ft. of torque. Since Ford saw fit to lighten the load with extensive aluminum, this truck can do more with every horse under the hood. The high horsepower has caused Road and Track to declare this track as something of a sports car. After all, this big ride can zoom from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 5.1 seconds. Drivers will love to test this on the open road. Keeping the truck from bouncing too much, three-inch Fox Racing Shox is part of the advanced suspension. Custom technology alters damping rates for real-time effectiveness. Off-roaders can choose from mud/Sand, Baja, and Rock Crawl settings. On the road, drivers have weather settings to help with rain, snow, or ice. A class-leading ten-speed automatic transmission maintains steady shifts that take advantage of this truck’s remarkable power. As you can imagine, these powerful trucks can handle big hauls and serious tows.
Whether you choose the SuperCab or SuperCrew Raptor, your passengers will have an adult-sized backseat area. Shoppers can choose from a variety of color accents to customize the interior. Luxury packages offer to power-heat and power-cool the front seats. A leather-clad power chair can be matched to a power-tilt steering wheel. Of course, you get today’s must-have dash technologies. A Sync3 touchscreen provides ready access to Ford apps. Depending on your smartphone brand, integration can be further enhanced by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For expert directions, the navigation system has 3-D maps. During slow crawls, drivers will appreciate the available camera system. It reveals the entire 360-degree perimeter, showing you any rocks or bushes that are in your way.
Ford trucks can proudly claim a five-star rating from the federal crash safety experts. Raptors add the auto-shifting four-wheel-drive that can keep the vehicle safer in weather situations like snow or ice. As you take a mountain pass, curve control intervenes to regulate wheelspin. This keeps the vehicle stable and fully upright. Adaptive cruise control reduces the driver’s duties on long trips by regulating speed as well as maintaining the set-top speed. A lane-keeping assist helps the big rig stay within its lane lines. A blind-spot system works with the driver to reduce the dangers of sideswipes. Automatic high beams take responsibility for raising and lowering the light at night.
Don’t you deserve a truck that can thrill you? Take a test drive of the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor at Five Star Ford in Stone Mountain. Our staff can show you more about its exciting technologies and extensive capabilities.