Ford recently completed more than 1,000 miles testing for the the 2017 F-150 Raptor.
The F-150 Raptor was tested on a wide range of surfaces on a 66-mile route in the Southwestern United States. Rough conditions included fast sandy washes, deep-rutted silt beds, steep climbs in deep sand, and slow crawls through tight trenches.
During testing, the F-150 Raptor topped speeds of 100 mph. Its overall lap times were 25 percent faster than the 2015 F-150, according to the automaker. At the end of each lap, the Raptor completed a tabletop jump consisting of a steep ramp up to a two-foot plateau, then a step-off back to level ground.
The vehicles tested in these conditions were early build prototypes made from a mix of 2015 F-150 and 2017 F-150 Raptor components, according to the automaker.
Testing will continue into 2016 and the final finished product will go on sale in fall 2016, according to the automaker.