As impressive as the first Raptor was, the new one represents an evolutionary leap forward. Not only is it based on the new aluminum-body F-150, but in a sign of the times if we've ever seen one, it also ditches the big, thirsty, 6.2-liter V8 in favor of a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. It'll still deliver on power, though, driving an estimated 450 horsepower to all four wheels through an anticipated ten-speed automatic transmission.
Look for big knobby off-road tires and long-travel Fox Racing shocks to complete the package, along with the most badass styling this side of a naval destroyer. With development clearly progressing apace – with little regard for obstacles along the way – the new Raptor looks poised to hit the more fortunate of Ford showrooms next summer.