Ford Raptor Assault Program
Ford has set up a complimentary driving course for 2017 Raptor owners, where the course teaches and enhanced off-road driving skills from rock-climbing to extreme Baja and desert driving. Whether you are a beginner or expert, the course is structured to showcase what the Raptor can do and take your driving to the next level. Not everybody knows how to get the best out of their 450hp twin turbo truck and this presents the perfect opportunity to do just that.
The training takes place at The Ford Performance Racing School based in Utah. The Motorsports Campus is a state-of-the-art facility with various tracks and terrains. Initial 2017 Raptor Customers are offered the course for free in a safe environment to learn. “A deep dive in the classroom will explore Raptor’s industry-leading features, followed by extensive course time exploiting its capabilities over challenging desert terrain. Rock crawling, Baja runs, high-speed driving, side-hilling, descending and braking are featured, with a focus on Raptor dynamics including its six driving modes. The goal is for F-150 Raptor owners to understand the performance capabilities of their new trucks and help these customers improve on their driving skills – all while having fun.” 1
No need to worry about bringing your own vehicle, the schools provides the Raptors. The facility is 25 miles from Salt Lake in Grantsville. Flights are available from Casper to Salt Lake for around $450 according to Kayak. 2 and there is also the option of a second day driving a Ford Mustang GT at an extra cost.
2017 Raptor Overview:
- Aluminum body
- 510lb-ft torque
- 3.5L Ecoboost®
- 10-speed auto transmission
- All new Terrain Management System™, modes include Normal, Sport, Weather, Muddy/Sand, Rock Crawl, and Baja.
- 3.0-inch Fox Racing shocks*
Have a 2017 Raptor? Sign up
For more information on the course and schedule, go to www.RaptorAssault.com
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*FOX Racing Shox is a trademark of FOX Factory, Inc
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.