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2016 Ford F-150 Raptor is the next-generation of ultimate off-roading (pictures)

The Raptor has for years been the ultimate production off-roader, and with the next-generation F-150 on the market, it's time for a new Raptor to match.

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Ford Raptor

This is it, the 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor.

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Ford Raptor

The previous-gen Raptor was a covetous blend of big horsepower and big suspension, creating an unbeatable package for off-roading mayhem.

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Ford Raptor

The new one looks to be even more capable, with bigger suspension offering even more travel than before.

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Ford Raptor

Plus, thanks to the new F-150's aluminum construction, it's a whopping 500 pounds lighter than before.

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On the interior side, not a lot has changed from the standard F-150.

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Plenty of room for five with the rear doors opening wide.

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This Raptor was wearing the metallic blue that all of Ford's concept cars in Detroit are fronting.

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Just in case you had any doubt about who made it.

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Practicality and performance.

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Less weight means more performance when this ships late next year.

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