The 2017 Ford Raptor Will Have Five Normal Driving Modes — And One Insane Mode
The new F-150 Raptor promises to be a beast, both on and off road. Ford hasn't spilled all the beans just yet, but it has revealed that its new truck will include six different driving modes to handle almost anything. That's right, six of 'em. The six terrain modes are selected with steering buttons on the steering wheel, and include Normal, Sport, Weather, Mud/Sand, Rock Crawl, and Baja. The last one promises to be a ridiculous amount of fun. Each mode adjusts throttle response, traction control, steering weight, and shift scheduling to allow for optimum performance in a variety of conditions. RELATED: See Images of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
Most of these modes are things we've seen before in other vehicles, but Baja mode is something different entirely, thus deserving extra attention. It's designed for high-speed desert running with AWD in 4 High, the AdvanceTrac system more liberated, and throttle mapping adjusted for more linear power and improved throttle response. The 10-speed gearbox also gets faster shifts and holds gears longer at the same time.
It will let you drive the truck hard, slide around, and get some wheel spin. Basically, take this thing out into the sand and have all the fun your heart desires. Heck, if you don't like the traction control settings, you can even turn them off. Whatever you want from the Raptor, it looks ready to deliver one heck of a drive.
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