Set to compete in the 2016 Best in the Desert factory stock class, the F-150 Raptor racing truck is based on the production model and features a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces more than 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. The engine is connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system with a torque-on-demand transfer case.

Ford is hoping the "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" mantra still rings true as the company has announced plans to take the 2017 F-150 Raptor racing.

Set to compete in the 2016 Best in the Desert factory stock class, the F-150 Raptor racing truck is based on the production model and features a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces more than 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque.  The engine is connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system with a torque-on-demand transfer case. 

Despite being based on a production model, the race truck features a number of modifications including a revised suspension with "race-optimized" Fox Racing Shox and new springs that provide additional ground clearance as well as an increased compression rate.  The racing truck has also been equipped with a roll cage and MasterCraft racing seats with five-point safety harnesses.  Other highlights include a RacePak digital dash, a Lowrance GPS navigation system, a racing fuel cell, and LED auxiliary lights.

The 2017 F-150 Raptor race truck will compete in a number of different events this year including:

  • Parker 425, Parker, Arizona, Feb. 4-7
  • Mint 400, Las Vegas, March 10-14
  • Laughlin Desert Classic, Laughlin, Nevada, May 5
  • Vegas to Reno, Nevada, Aug. 17-20
  • Bluewater Challenge, Parker, Arizona, Sept. 10-Oct. 6
  • Pahrump Nugget 250, Pahrump, Nevada, Dec. 1-4

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor race truck unveiled