• Is this the Next Step in 2016 Ford Raptor Development? Caught in the Wild [Spied]

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    Ford F-150 prototype (provided by Chris Warren/Toferphotography)

    The new 2015 Ford F-150 is already on sale, but the future of the next Ford Raptor is still unclear. We know that Ford has formed a new Performance division that consists of the previous SVT group, as well as the Europe RS and Ford Racing teams. Ford has hinted the F-150 Raptor is a part of the future development plan for the Performance division. It only makes sense, considering how popular the previous version of the Raptor has been.

    (provided by Chris Warren/Toferphotography)

    This Ford F-150 prototype was caught in Arizona this week. It has emissions equipment installed and the driver did not want the truck photographed. Could it be testing a new power-plant? It’s not clear from these images.

    (provided by Chris Warren/Toferphotography)

    This truck is wearing 18-inch rims and GoodYear Wrangler Silent Armor All-Terrain tires and the black XL grade grille and front trim. This SuperCab is fairly beat up. Take a look at the significant dent in the rear bed section near the tail-light and the deformed bumper.

    Check out this fun TFLtruck video from the 2014 SEMA show.



    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov

    Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011.

    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    6 thoughts on “Is this the Next Step in 2016 Ford Raptor Development? Caught in the Wild [Spied]

    1. Looks like its been instrumented at some point. Notice the extended lugs. The big question is what engine will the Raptor get?

    2. More Gizmos and Gadgets
      I’d rather have a transmission that shifts the way it should and quality drive line components.
      Give me a front differential that will take some abuse without detonating and leaving oil and aluminum pieces all over the ground.

    3. Not sure about the “quality driveline and proper shifting transmission and differential ” comments since the current Raptor and F150 are certainly quality products. The Raptor front diff is protected under a skid plate, so its not going to be taking hits on the trail anyway. And it holds up fine. The 5.5′ bed is fine for many tasks…nobody is buying a Raptor to haul plywood or drywall anyway, but even with that size bed you still can. And it’s still a great bed size for taking trash to the dump, bringing home a large appliance, etc. No idea why you are so negative on this vehicle. I saw a new 2015 F150 for the first time yesterday, beautiful vehicle.

      1. I don’t see the transmissions and front differentials as being very robust. My point is that I would rather see Ford throw the money and durability instead of useless gadgets.

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