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New Ford F-150 Raptor Pushes Truck Design to New Extremes

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October 6, 2016

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The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor is a new take on this American classic. The new model shows just what you can do with the F-150, pushing this pickup to the limit. Great new features include a rigid off-road suspension, a rugged exterior, and added power. You won’t be able to take your eyes off this reinvented F-150.

According to Ford, the new Ford F-150 Raptor comes with a 500-pound weight reduction to improve handling and performance, not to mention fuel economy. A 3.5-liter high-output engine generates up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, which is paired with a 10-speed transmission for better acceleration both on and off the track.

“Raptor was designed to be a no-compromise, off-road performance machine,” said Matt Tranter, Ford Performance engineering supervisor. “That is why we made the switch from the cast-iron V8 to the aluminum block, high-output GTDI V6 EcoBoost engine that our team tuned to add 39 horsepower and 76 lb.-ft. of torque for today’s Raptor.”

Naturally, this model has the same high-strength aluminum alloy body that it has had for the past few years, as well as some new additions. The off-road suspension can handle virtually any terrain, while skid plates and prominent badging add appeal. A dual-mode transfer case is perfect for off-roading, while a dual exhaust and oil-cooled pistons increase power. Discover your love of driving in the new Ford F-150 Raptor.

The Future of Tough…2015 Ford F-150!

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April 13, 2015

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HassettF150WolverineWith multiple, integrated welding points on its high-strength steel skeletal structure and the addition of Military-Grade Aluminum Alloy as the body and bed, it is only right we compare this revolutionary transformation to the one of Wolverine from the X-Men. When Wolverine was newly equipped with his adamantium skeleton he was stronger and virtually indestructible, a similar situation to the new 2015 Ford F-150.

These new structural additions not only made the 2015 Ford F-150 stronger but approximately 700lbs lighter for an improved power-to-weight ratio resulting in faster acceleration, enhanced handling and braking. It can now tow up to 12,300lbs, which is, give or take, the weight of two and a half F-150s or about 5 fully grown bulls… and ­­ tows it more efficiently than ever before!

Come down to Hassett and check out why the 2015 F-150 is the Ultimate Game Changer:

  • Best in-class towing and payload
  • Improved power-to-weight ratio across the entire 4-engine lineup for greater performance
  • Best-ever ride, handling and braking
  • Class-exclusive cab and box fabricated from high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys

Visit Hassett FordLincolnSubaruTruck and Pre-Owned for your new vehicle! We are in Wantagh, NY in Nassau County near Suffolk County, NY. If you are looking to buy, lease, or finance your new Ford, Lincoln or Subaru at the right price, call 516-785-7800 today or visit www.HassettAutomotive.com. We serve Long Island, NY, Wantagh, NY and the surrounding areas. Come to 3530 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh, NY 11793.

 

 

If You Live on an Island, You Need a Truck

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February 23, 2015

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We know this sounds a bit facetious but when you consider the Long Island lifestyle at large, a truck starts to make sense even if you’re not a builder, landscaper or boating enthusiast. A truck is the way to get every kind of work done–better, faster and more efficiently.

The all-new 2015 F–150 is the truck to get: Up to 700 lbs. lighter than the 2014 model, thanks to a military grade, aluminum-alloy body and steel frame, the new F–150 has better fuel efficiency, greater towing and payload capacities plus improved power-to-weight ratio for faster acceleration, enhanced handling and braking.