Like it or not, it’s officially the fall season, and in many parts of the country it’s starting to feel and look the part. Beyond pumpkin spice everything and the inevitable return of Ugg boots and yoga pants as a staple of female attire, fall is also the time of year new cars arrive at dealerships, with 2016 models arriving right about now.
That also means we’re just a year away from the arrival of the EcoBoost-powered 2017 Ford Raptor, which is still undergoing harsh tests both on and off road. Ford just released aerial footage taken by a drone of the 2017 Raptor earning its extensive performance pedigree on the sand dunes of Silver Lake State Park in Michigan. We like what we’ve seen so far, even from this unpolished video.
When we say unpolished, we mean there’s no voiceover, no background music, nothing but the wind and the slight sound of the 2017 Ford Raptor conquering the sand dunes. In addition to the aerial view, there’s also some side and underbody-mounted cameras, giving us a looksie at the advanced suspension system in action.
Unfortunately, Ford has been characteristically tight-lipped about things like horsepower specs and other juicy details. The automaker has confirmed that the second-gen 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 would provide at least 400 horsepower. But beyond that, this is the first word we’ve heard about the Ford Raptor in awhile. We’d venture to guess we’re in store for a lot more though, and perhaps sooner rather than later.