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The Ford F-150 Raptor's front drivetrain is pulling for you

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AUTP05_09
Published May 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
  • English

The second-generation of Ford's F-150 Raptor, which launched in 2016 for MY17, is available with an exclusive set of front drivetrain hardware that endows it with exceptional off- and on-road versatility. The Raptor's already rare high-speed offroad prowess also pays dividends on pavement, thanks to a combination of a special transfer case and front differential that give it a unique forward power-distribution configuration.

Following the original Raptor's mission, the 2nd-gen truck was engineered for Baja-style, fast-desert running, but added capabilities via its new transfer case. The Raptor comes standard with BorgWarner's Two-Speed ITM (Interactive Torque Management - aka “torque on demand” or TOD) Transfer Case with Clutch Lock. Currently, it's the only production vehicle offered with this hardware. More atypical, this unique transfer case can route power to the Raptor's optional 4.10:1 front axle featuring a Torsen limited-slip differential, a component typically reserved for high-performance, rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports coupes.