Photo courtesy of Ford.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford recently completed more than 1,000 miles testing for the the 2017 F-150 Raptor. 

The F-150 Raptor was tested on a wide range of surfaces on a 66-mile route in the Southwestern United States. Rough conditions included fast sandy washes, deep-rutted silt beds, steep climbs in deep sand, and slow crawls through tight trenches.

During testing, the F-150 Raptor topped speeds of 100 mph. Its overall lap times were 25 percent faster than the 2015 F-150, according to the automaker. At the end of each lap, the Raptor completed a tabletop jump consisting of a steep ramp up to a two-foot plateau, then a step-off back to level ground. 

The vehicles tested in these conditions were early build prototypes made from a mix of 2015 F-150 and 2017 F-150 Raptor components, according to the automaker. 

Testing will continue into 2016 and the final finished product will go on sale in fall 2016, according to the automaker.

Originally posted on Government Fleet