A prototype model of the 2017 Ford Raptor has been spotted out in the wild. KGP Spy Photography was able to get some pictures of the upcoming Ford Raptor redesign.
It looks like this 2017 Ford Raptor prototype model is wearing a mashup of the F-150 aluminum body with SVT Raptor parts. By switching to an aluminum body it should reduce the weight of the Raptor by several hundred pounds. It will be interesting to see the effects of switching to aluminum will have on the Raptor’s already class-leading off-road performance. Whether or not the powertrain of the current line of Raptor will remain, or if Ford will decide to change the Raptor formula, is still unknown.
Looking for more information on the prototype? Car and Driver has a write-up on the 2017 Ford Raptor prototype photos.