As the best selling vehicles in United States, trucks already have to be able to ...
As the best selling vehicles in United States, trucks already have to be able to wear many hats in the spans of their lives. Well, they must be able to endure the weeklong commute efficiently and comfortably, and extend their capacities when payloads are bulging, even do some moderate off-roading when the going gets rough.
A truck like a Ford F-150 Raptor, on the other hand, must be able to pull off all of these jobs, then go the extra mile.
Famous drivers like Ken Block have shown us just what this truck can handle. However, Ford apparently wants us all to know it helps its drivers better ease between a multiple responsibilities the truck can handle using its specialized Terrain Management System. Put simply, the video below is Ford’s way of highlighting just how impressive the hardware on the Raptor already is.
Unlike most pickup trucks, which have selectable four-wheel drive systems and even the auto setting to let the computer decide when to engage four-wheel drive in high or the low range settings (or let two wheels do the lifting), the Ford F-150 Raptor goes beyond that.
That is because it has to be able to do more than just tow or do some slow off-roading, and it must also whip around the desert with the agility of the all-wheel drive rally car that constantly adjusts how much torque is going to a front or rear.
In order to incorporate both the all-wheel drive torque distributor and the four-wheel drive transfer case, Ford uses the clutch-based system that it outlines here. Let’s be honest though, did we really need to be reminded why you want the Raptor?
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