New Ford models of Raptor and F-450 Super Duty were spotted on tests in Dearborn plant almost completely undisguised. Models haven’t changed much from their previous versions, but there is a new styling cues represent Ford’s commitment to maintaining its brand’s general aesthetic.
New Ford F-450 and Ford Raptor Has Been Spied in Dearborn
New Raptor is not changed much in the way of the previous 2018 Ford Raptor, This would explain the lack of any effort to disguise the new truck while testing. Actually, at first view it`s hard to tell the difference.
Revised for previous model, new one is refreshed with tailgate that more closely resembles the non-Raptor F-150. Instead of “F150” badge on the driver’s side of the tailgate there is now stamped F-150 logo, which spans the width of the bed. The Raptor badge appears to be larger and is placed higher then previous on the tailgate, in the line with Ford oval. Not pictured is a 2018 Raptor showing the Ford appliqué—a $495 option, so we can’t be sure if this equipment will be available on the new model.
Ford won’t share any of the 2018 F-150’s all-new front styling (new grille nostrils, headlights, etc.) and there won’t be any changes to the drivetrain offered (a 3.5L EcoBoost high-output V-6 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission).
Ford Super Duty is on the next page