SCORE Journal Issue 9 - 2016

SCORE Journal - The Official Publication of SCORE Off-Road Racing

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 60 of 97

W thout a doubt, the Ford F-150 Raptor is considered by SCORE fans and racers as the "King" of all factory-built off-road trucks. The vehicle's rugged stance, wide fenders, and optimized suspension system that's tailor-made for Baja, sets the bar high for any OE and custom off-road performance truck to try and achieve. With a huge following that has continued since the last Raptor hit the showroom floor in 2014, Ford gave SCORE Journal an exclusive sneak peek into a 2017 Supercrew model, along with some additional insight from Tony Greco, Program Manager for the Ford Raptor. One of the first things we learned about the 2017 model, is that it uses the same DNA from the F-150 platform, meaning it also has the lighter aluminum body along with some new components that had to be made for the Raptor platform. According to Greco, this was one of the main reasons why it's taken three years for the Raptor to be re- released into the market. "It had a lot to do with our cycle plan and transitioning the new F-150 from a steel body into an aluminum one," said Greco. "We couldn't flood the F-150 assembly with new components until it was already up to speed. The Raptor shares many of the F-150's components, but it also THE 2017 FORD RAPTOR RETAINS ITS RAPTOR HERITAGE WITH A BOLD FRONT GRILLE AND LED HEADLIGHTS. 061 SCORE JOURNAL

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of SCORE INTERNATIONAL - SCORE Journal Issue 9 - 2016