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Despite Claims, New Raptors Arriving at Dealerships

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.

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.

About Chad Kirchner

Chad Kirchner is the Editor-in-Chief of Future Motoring, along with the main host and producer of the Future Motoring podcast. In addition to his work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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