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Christmas is months away - but Seattle drivers are already crafting their letters to Santa, hoping that he has enough room in his sleigh for the next-generation of pick-up performance. The 2017 F-150 Raptor F-22 has arrived... and it’s revving to the top of every holiday wish list.

Automobile Magazine reports that Ford has launched a new F-Series platform - the F-22. This Raptor variant promises spectacular Baja responses, boasting a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine. When paired with twin-turbochargers and Whipple intercooler, this allows the truck to accelerate to 545 HP! A sport-tuned suspension accommodates every mile; Brembo brakes promote smooth stoppage; and the electric steering column delivers precise power.

Are you impressed? Our team certainly is - even if they’re also worried that the 2017 Raptor will never be released to the national market. Automobile Magazine notes that the F-22 has been made to raise funds for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). This organization provides youths with introductions to flight and engineering, and it helps to ensure that the spirit of exploration lives on. Each year Ford creates a vehicle for the Gathering of the Eagles auction, hoping to inspire interest.

We can only hope that this interest will lead to a wide-scale F-22 campaign. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the Raptor’s Seattle debut!

To learn more about the 2017 F-150 Raptor contact us today.