2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Race Truck Walkaround Video

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We joined Foutz Motorsports last week as they ran a relatively stock (only modifications were the springs and full roll cage) version of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor in the Mint 400 Best In the Desert off-road race outside Las Vegas. Ford is using the race series to see how much desert and racing punishment the new Raptor can take. So far so good.

The Raptor was entered in the Stock Factory class, which means much of the truck and all the drivetrain must remain as it would be if purchased by a regular consumer off a dealer lot. The truck we raced in for half the Mint 400 (about 110 miles) had a fully-functioning factory dash, air conditioning, electric windows, cruise control and Sirius XM radio.

We'll have more stories and videos of how the new Raptor performed to come.

Cars.com photo by Mark Williams




Glad to see the fire Extinguisher in the video....they should make them standard in all F150s.


Just another chrome delete, black wheeled decal covered Ford special edition offering.

Speaking about black wheeled and decal covered, my wife of 17 years was standing looking in the bedroom mirror yesterday… She is not happy with what she saw and says to me, “I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly… I really need you to pay me a compliment.” I said, “Your eyesight’s damn near perfect.”

Pro-Ford site again!

I would rather have the TRD-PRO Tundra that won the Baja 1,000 in stock-full class and why do we not see so many articles about that Baja champion truck?


I would rather have the TRD-PRO Tundra that won the Baja 1,000 in stock-full class and why do we not see so many articles about that Baja champion truck?
Posted by: ooxxii | Mar 19, 2016 11:38:59 AM

Why? That's easy because everyone is so surprised that this POS can actually run the Baja 1,000, it becomes a news story! If a Mexican manufacturer like Ford was actually building quality products, then no one would care, it would just be another race.

That's why. SIMPLE


Military grade Champion.

Champion, in a race of one. Nothing to brag about. When it runs a full race with other competitors then you can have the floor. Even if it doesn't win

There were 17+ trucks in its class.


Educate yourself.

Who cares about 1 race! Chevrolet won in 2015 on road courses, ovals and drag strips.

IndyCar –
The Chevrolet 2.2 liter, direct-injected, twin-turbo V6 IndyCar engine combined with the new-for-2015 Chevrolet aero kit to produce 16 poles and 10 wins in 16 races en route to Chevrolet winning the Manufacturer Championship for the fourth consecutive year. Scott Dixon won the Driver Championship, and Juan Pablo Montoya won the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

NASCAR Sprint Cup –
Chevrolet won the Manufacturer Championship for a record-extending 13th consecutive year and 39th time overall, more than any other manufacturer. Team Chevy drivers scored 15 race wins. Chevrolet became the first manufacturer to reach 750 all-time wins in the series when Kevin Harvick reached victory lane at Dover (Del.) in October.

NASCAR Xfinity –
Chevrolet won the Bill France Performance Cup as the series’ top manufacturer for the 17th time. Chevrolet became the first manufacturer to reach 400 all-time wins in the series when Chase Elliott won at Richmond (Va.) in September.

Chevrolet won the Manufacturer Bowl for the second year in a row and 21st time overall. (The Manufacturer Bowl goes to the automobile manufacturer whose current-year models earn the most points for qualifying and category victories at national, regional and divisional events.) Erica Enders won the Pro Stock Championship for the second year in a row, and scored a class-leading nine events, including the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis. Chevrolet scored 29 national event victories in three Eliminator categories.

IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship –
Chevrolet won the Prototype Engine Manufacturer title for the second consecutive year; the Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP) is four for four in championships since making its debut in 2012. The Corvette DP reeled off seven consecutive victories, and each of the four teams scored wins in 2015. Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa won the Prototype Driver Championship.

In the GT category, Corvette Racing won three endurance races in 2015. Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe won Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Jordan Taylor won the 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE Pro Class, marking Chevrolet’s eighth class win at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge –
Chevrolet won its first-ever championship in the Grand Sport (GS) class. Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell won the

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Driver Championship. The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R won four races in 2015 to lead all manufacturers.

Doesn't mean squat GM and Ford still make POS!

This one race doesn't make your F150 burn any slower!


That's not what the first article said sonny

Is that the exhaust note at the end of the video?

Childish comments don't bring any value to the site. It doesn't matter how many were in its class. It was one of only 19 teams to finish the 2016 race, out of a total of 68 entries. It finished 1st for stock full-size and 23rd overall in a field of nine different classes. And it was a stock truck.

oxi, Welcome to 2016. That Toyota win was a couple years ago, nice try little Toyota one! By the way this article is about Ford, so why do you bring Toyota in it? Oh that's right, you are just a HATER like a whining, crying little child, full of jealousy and envy that you cannot afford to own a Ford! Nobody listens to complete and biased haters like you that change the topic from about Ford to Toyota ones and thinks you are to be respected and listened to. You are a trolll and a hating one. Stop with your jealousy and hate!

oxi, Check out the post you wrote here 14 days ago and see if you get the irony.....


List of 24 Hours of Le Mans winners.

If Chevrolet is so good in racing. How come I don't see there name at the 24hrs of Lemans winners list. LOL


@ Ken,

I just reported you to the FBI, keep stalking, folks like you are creepy! The FBI now has you on file!

If Chevrolet is so good in racing. How come I don't see there name at the 24hrs of Lemans winners list. LOL
Posted by: blueman | Mar 19, 2016 10:47:36 PM

Because they were to busy working on their recalls bonehead, why else. The Mexican manufacturer Ford was working along side with them.


My point moron is that maybe Ford and GM should focus on quality and not racing....lol

Doesn't matter what brand, this is pretty cool that you were able to get an inside look and firsthand riding experience in an upcoming new truck. Raptor is popular and even though I would never buy one it will be interesting to hear more details about that all new powertrain that will be making it's way into other trucks later on- including the 10 speed that will be shared by chevy trucks. Keep up the good work. People that complain about bias are just butt hurt crybabies that are jealous or unhappy that their favorite brand isn't making more news.

oxi, Site is not biased. You are just a clueless "never Ford" hater. PUTC ran several articles on the Tundra Baja truck. What has Toyota done since then to warrant more articles? PUTC did a 4x4 challenge a few months ago against the Ram Rebel and the TRD won. FBI doesn't want you to make false reports and PUTC wants you to stop making threats and useless off-topic posts. Stop the hate and educate yourself on the Raptor and what PUTC has been doing while you were gone.


Strange class, production and modified together. So what was the VW? A buggy?

@ Frank,

You will also reported to the FBI...

I just read an article on Truck Trend about it. The Raptor started out with 63 other vehicles in their group and only 20 of them finished. TT and PUTC rode in the truck and are the only outsiders to ride in the race truck.

oxi, Where's the Toyota Tundra? That's an easy one. That truck was 2 years ago and wasn't even close to stock. Apprently Toyota has given up on it due to lack of interest and we haven't heard about it since. You will not see that truck from the factory like Ford is doing with the Raptor.

The body of the Tundra also took a beating:

As the other write said, I would love to see the other manufacturers who claim to have off-road packages jump into this scene and race against the Raptor in the Production Stock class.

As the other "write" said, I would love to see Ford build a quality truck and not focus so much on a race that no one cares about.

Maybe their priority should be this...


or this....


or this...


or this...


or this.....


or this.....


to name a few...lol

Claiming to be "all stock equipment" is a lose interpretation when the truck isn't for sale yet.

Claiming to be "all stock equipment" is a lose interpretation when the truck isn't for sale yet.

That excellent news that it was so stock and won.

Looks like the new Raptor will continue to be the baddest coolest offroad toy ever offered OEM. And as long as sales continue to hold that's great news for Ford and those with the money to play.

Now thats military grade

Woah! This sure brought out all the Negative Nancy's, Debbie Downers on this site........sorry your favorite brand didn't make a truck.

Over priced ,over stuffed ,Mexican built junk

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