One-of-a-kind and up for grabs, a special 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was recently auctioned off for charity at the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event. The event, which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, donated all proceeds to JDRF, a type 1 diabetes research organization that is at the forefront of its industry. For those unable to attend in person, the auction was live-streamed.
The winning buyer was rewarded with ownership of the last 2017 F-150 Raptor produced, with the added ability to choose a unique Raptor color.
“The new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is by far the most off-road-capable vehicle on the market today, boasting some of the best performance technology to come from Ford,” Jim Owens, the marketing manager of Ford Performance, said. “Raptor serves as a testament to our passion for creating vehicles that are designed to tackle the toughest obstacles on earth.” Adding to the fun was Ford President and CEO Mark Fields' announcement of the new Raptor Assault at the event.
The Raptor's made headlines since it first rolled off the assembly lines. It sports a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine exclusive to the model, which yields 510 lb-ft of torque and 450 horsepower. The truck also shines in its ability to conquer a range of terrain, which is made possible by its six-mode Terrain Management System™. A military-grade, aluminum-alloy body also contributes to reducing the Raptor's weight - by 500 pounds, specifically. Despite its lighter elements, Ford designers amped up the Raptor's suspension to ensure that it can plow through any hindrance on and off the road.
Interested in the Raptor or any other trucks from the F-Series lineup? Take a test-drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.