The 2017 Ford Raptor PreRunner Concept Truck took the spotlight at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show that was held in Las Vegas. It can be said that the event was wild as well as crazy and the Ford booth was jam-packed with several customised F-series pick up trucks and Mustangs. But arguably the star of the event was the next generation-looking Ford F-150 Raptor that was located at the front of the display.
It is safe to say that it has all the necessary visual cues of an all-new Raptor–which is quite popular among consumers–with the company’s name spelled in large letters in its enormous grill. It also has bigger tires and a wider stance. At a closer look, attendees got to notice its size. The width of this truck is wide by about a foot; the BFG race tires are 39 inches tall and the whole truck is a couple of race suspensions that are custom made.
With regard to the interior, the front fender shows a set of dual-by pass, high performance Fox Racing shocks that are complemented by a set of multi-compression rate coil springs. At the back, it has custom coil springs that are mounted through the bed floor; plus, it is armed by monster remote reservoir shocks, which are designed to deplete heat and harsh impacts that may accumulate on rough terrains. Experts estimate that the total amount of wheel travel on the Ford Raptor is almost 50 inches: 28 inches in the rear and 20 inches in the front. Both axles are specifically designed for high speed off-road transportation, with the rear components utilising a heavy-duty nine-inch extra-wide differential.
To add, the concept truck utilises the familiar F-150 Raptor front dash and center console. Also, it is packed with the recently upgraded 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost and the brand-new 10-speed transmission. Furthermore, to boost its off-road capabilities, it comes with a push-button multiterrain system complete and an upgraded “Baja” race algorithm.