You Can Now Build The Ford F-150 Raptor Of Your Dreams
Ford’s online configurator goes live!by Mark McNabb, on
Anybody obsessed with cars has spent countless hours perusing online build configurators, selecting just the right combination of options, the perfect paint color, and all the intricate interior details. Well F-150 Raptor fans can now customize their perfect truck on Ford’s Build & Price website.
The website allows users to select cab configurations, color choices, option groups, graphics packages, interior accent packages, and a slew of stand-alone options like the Torsen front differential and adaptive cruise control. The Raptor is the top trim choice for the SuperCab configuration, but slots between the King Ranch and Platinum trim levels when the SuperCrew configuration is chosen. The website shows pricing ranges from $48,325 for the SuperCab and $51,310 for the SuperCrew. Check every option box on the SuperCerw, and the MSRP jumps to $70,000.
Beyond cab configurations, users can choose between seven exterior colors. The three main equipment packages includes the standard 800A package at no cost, the 801A package for $3,158, and the 802A package for $9,345. Broken down, the 800A package is basically everything that makes a Raptor a Raptor. The 801A package is where additional items start packing on. It includes 10-way power front seats with heat and power lumbar functions, leather seating surfaces, a power-sliding rear window, SYNC3, eight-inch driver info center in the gauge cluster, and two USB ports.
The mac-daddy 802A package includes everything in the 801A package, but adds the Torsen front diff, the 360-degree camera system, ambient interior lighting, blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, dual-zone climate control, integrated trailer brake controller, LED box lighting and side mirrors, keyless enter and go, power tilt and telescope steering column, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, remote start, and a few other ancillary items.
Of course, these are just the options. The list of standard equipment is what makes the Raptor the industry standard for hard-core, high-speed desert running. Check out those details past the jump.
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What Makes A Raptor
The F-150 Raptor isn’t some badge-engineered truck some corporate marketing team says is good off-road. Ford engineers actually gave the second-generation Raptor some unique construction and tuning, giving it an honest leg up against tough terrain.
First, the Raptor’s frame is strengthened beyond the conventional 2017 F-150’s frame. That includes more use of high-strength steel and extra bracing. Ford had a mild issue with fames bending from abuse on the first-generation Raptor. Don’t expect that to be a problem any longer.
Next and most different, the suspension is completely reworked. Stronger control arms and knuckles keep the front tires in place while Raptor-specific leaf springs hold the solid rear axle in place. Three-inch diameter Fox Racing shocks at all four corners give the Raptor excellent control over high-speed bumps.
The Raptor also gets a high-output version of the F-150’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. This twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum engine is both port- and direct-fuel injected and creates an impressive 450 horsepower and a whopping 510 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to the Raptor-specific, two-speed, electronically controlled transfer case. Paddle shifter give the driver ultimate control over the transmission. There’s also an electronically locking rear differential for extra traction. BFGoodrich also launched its new generation of All-Terrain T/A KO tires for the Raptor, called the KO2.
The truck also features unique styling, both inside and out, along with underbody skid plates that protect vital components from damage. Needless to say, the 2017 Raptor is as close to a professional Baja Trophy truck as the factory can build.
So go have fun building your own Raptor on Ford’s Build & Price website here.
Read our full review on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor here.
Read our full review on the 2017 Ford F-150 here.