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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor to feature six terrain modes

Ford has released more details about the new F-150 Raptor, which will feature six terrain driving modes: Normal, Sport, Weather, Mud/ Sand, Baja and Rock Crawl.

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Ford has released more details about the new F-150 Raptor, which will feature six terrain driving modes: Normal, Sport, Weather, Mud/ Sand, Baja and Rock Crawl.

The default mode will be the Normal mode, but the other five driving modes will alter the F-150 Raptor’s throttle response, transmission settings and four-wheel drive system. In Sport mode, the throttle response has been increased and the transmission will hold the gears longer to give the pickup a more spirited on-road driving experience.

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Weather mode is designed for when the road conditions are not ideal. The four-wheel drive system, throttle response and shift schedule are all optimized to provide better driving confidence in slippery conditions. The Mud/ Sand mode automatically engages the 4 High and electronic locking differential to help when driving over loose or soft ground. The steering system has also been set to comfort to make it easier to navigate over tight trails.

Baja mode is designed for high-sped desert running. Baja mode places the vehicle in 4 High, AdvanceTrac is programmed to the least intrusive settings, and the throttle map is adjusted for more linear power and improved engine response to give the hardcore off-road driver greater control. The Rock Crawl setting is designed for intense off-road driving and rock climbing at low speeds. Rock crawl prompts the driver to place the vehicle in 4 Low, the electronic locking differential is automatically engaged and AdvanceTrac is set to the least intrusive settings for optimum rock-climbing ability.

The 2017 F-150 Raptor will arrive this fall with a new 3.5L Ecoboost V6 that will generate 411-hp and 434 lb-ft. of torque. The V6 is more powerful than the outgoing V8 and will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

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