Ford has released a new video which shows a 2017 F-150 Raptor prototype undergoing testing in northern Michigan.

Ford has released a new video which shows a 2017 F-150 Raptor prototype undergoing testing in northern Michigan.

While the clip is virtually silent, the video shows the truck tackling steep slopes, sandy terrain and vertical log climbs.  We can also see it fording a small pond near the end.

As we have previously reported, the F-150 Raptor features a rugged front bumper, ventilated front fenders and 17-inch alloy wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires.  The truck also has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that develops more than 411 bhp (306 kW) and 434 lb-ft (587 Nm) of torque.  It will be connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission and an all-new four-wheel-drive system with a torque-on-demand transfer case that manages power distribution between the front and rear wheels.

The F-150 Raptor will go on sale in the fall of 2016 and pricing will be announced closer to launch.