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Nick Nacca

Watch the new Ford F-150 Raptor dominate in six different terrain modes

I could sit and watch this truck in the desert all day, but writing about it is OK, too, I guess.

One of these days, I'm pretty sure the Ford F-150 Raptor will go on sale. It feels like this car has been aboard the Hype Train Express for years, with no station in sight. That's not about to change today, but the latest video featuring Ford's hard-core off-and-on-road pickup keeps the train's steam engine at full speed ahead.

This video looks at each of the six different modes available in the Raptor. You've got your everyday Normal, along with a Sport mode that sharpens throttle response and makes for a more engaging on-road ride. When the weather starts going sour, flip it into Weather for better traction management.

In the event you want to get dirty, the truck will oblige. Mud/Sand uses 4WD and engages the locking differential, with the steering set to comfort. Rock Crawl mode uses the truck's low range, with the differential locked and the front camera set to display up to 15 mph. If you want true insanity, throw it into Baja and fly across the desert of your choice.

Of course, if you're not interested in any of those electronic nannies, you can still throw caution to the wind and turn everything off. I'll always have a special place in my heart for automakers that let us do that, even if I don't have the chutzpah to switch it all off myself.

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