The Ford Raptor - lighter and mightier

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Ford's heavy-duty performance pickup is back at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

The 2017 Raptor has the same fierce styling, with more power and a lighter frame.

Thanks to a switch to a military grade aluminum alloy, the truck is 500 pounds lighter, while the new 3.5L EcoBoost engine is said to pack more horsepower and torque than before.

The body is six inches wider boosting its off-road speed and agility while riding on large 17-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 off-road tires.

Also available new LED lighting, available 360-degree camera and available tailgate.

The Raptor has earned raves  from automotive pundits everywhere as the "ultimate off-road pickup" and at the NAIAS it isn't hard to see why. For more information, CLICK HERE.