Yesterday, the folks at Truck Trend posted a story about the 2017 Raptor. They claimed that there would be delivery delays while the company worked out some kinks. Those kinks involved the 10-speed automatic transmission.
Where are the Raptors?
As it turns out, dealerships are already receiving deliveries of their 2017 Raptors.
Ford’s Mike Levine tweeted a dealership in Virginia that has several Raptors. They’re already delivered and in-stock. That seems to put that issue to rest.
O hai. Freedom Ford in Wise, VA has F-150 Raptors on the lot. Yes. They have been shipping – with 10 speeds. pic.twitter.com/jPQgyaJEIE
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) December 7, 2016
The 10-Speed Transmission’s World Domination
The 10-speed automatic transmission is new for Ford. It was a joint venture between General Motors and Ford. Variants of that transmission are in the 2017 F-150 and 2017 Raptor. It also appears in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. You might see it in the next Mustang.
It’s undergone rigorous endurance testing, especially in the Raptor. It’s a truck that’s designed to handle the worst environments around the globe, and also designed to handle high-horsepower applications.
If you’re waiting for your new Raptor, there’s no need to worry. They’re trickling out to dealers now. You should have yours in soon.