2018 Ford F-150 Raptor : More Efficient New Engine
For the very first debut of F-150, it cannot be denied that the car series are always successful in stealing attention. Of course, this is not merely caused by the stunning design of this pickup truck. Instead, it is more about the spectacular quality and performance the car owns. 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor for example. This future version of F-150 has a concept in which several details are made different from the current version. New aluminum body is used this time. This is even better because the truck now looks ways more stylish than before with rather deep blue exterior color as an option as well as ‘RAPTOR’ wording applied to its side. Besides, the new engine applied to it is not only known to be more efficient but powerful too. With the range of price for the base model around $50,000 up to $53,000, it seems this new vehicle is really ready to enter the competition of new and powerful pickup truck.
General Specifications on F-150
As told earlier, from the general specifications of 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor, engine can be said to be most significant thing we all have to pay attention to. The engine used under the hood of this vehicle is factually quite different from the previous base engine. It is none other but a twin-turbocharged V6 engine with the capability of developing up to 450 horsepower as well as 450 pound-feet of torque. Besides the fact that this engine is also adorned with block and heads from aluminum, this is also made with fuel injection system so the fuel economy becomes more efficient this time, which is only 15/21 mpg. This engine that is included in the category of front engine is amazingly made with 10-speed automatic transmission system but with a shifting mode that is manual.
The New F-150 Design
In design point of view, a more stylish exterior look with more muscular and stylish design is not the only thing can be seen in this new ride, in which a totally new front grille with oversized “FORD” is also included. Actually, there is something way more important than that, which is the use of full-aluminum body which does not only make the car to be lighter. Instead, it can run faster too. From the performance point of view, it is known the truck can accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds only, which is better than the previous record. Besides, the top speed of the truck is known to be 100 mph this time.
F-150 Release Date
Of course, right now we are still quite far away from the release date of this 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor. However, there is good news all of us should know. It is that the car is planned to be released in summer 2016. The exact release date is still kept a secret by the automaker until now but we will find that out real soon, as soon as the car will be presented as well in some auto shows that are about to be released in the near future.