2016 F-150 Raptor Helps Ford Steal NAIAS Spotlight

Ford F-150 Raptor

The Ford F-150 Raptor shown off at the Detroit Auto Show features an all-aluminum body and off-roading capabilities.

Anyone who claims that Ford didn’t steal this year’s Detroit Auto Show is likely living under a rock. Even babies born on January 13th already know that the Ford GT is the hottest new thing under the sun, but that’s not the only reason Ford took the spotlight. Not only did Ford show off its carbon-fiber supercar, but it also revealed the brand-new 2016 F-150 Raptor.

The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor is Ford’s way of allowing off-road enthusiasts to enjoy the gift of aluminum. The 2016 F-150 Raptor boasts an all-aluminum body, an industry-first carried over from the 2015 F-150, and adds a number of off-road friendly features and capabilities.

The new Ford F-150 Raptor has long come equipped with Fox Racing shocks that are, as Motor Authority notes, “enlarged [to] allow for more suspension travel” this time around. On the front end, the Raptor is bestowed with a Torsen limited-slip front differential, allowing the front tires to tear into the ground much like, well, razor-sharp talons.

Knowing that even the most dedicated off-road enthusiast needs to go out for coffee or otherwise participate in civilization from time to time, Ford has created the Terrain Management System. The system allows drivers to choose from six terrains ranging from Rock to Normal.

Expect more details on the 2016 F-150 Raptor as the year rolls on!

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