New Ford F-150 Raptor to ride on BFGoodrich tires
The new light truck was launched this week at a special event in Borrego Springs, California.
The F-150 Raptor’s version of the KO2 tire was co-developed with Ford engineers and tuned specifically for the truck’s unique performance requirements.
The F-150 Raptor, part of the Ford Performance lineup, is the latest example of collaboration between Ford and BFGoodrich engineers to create custom-tailored tire constructions and compounds designed to maximize vehicle performance.
Engineered from BFGoodrich’s championship off-road motorsports technology, the KO2 “delivers exceptional toughness, tread life and traction for conquering harsh conditions, including gravel, dirt, rock, mud and snow,” BFGoodrich says.
Ford Performance tested the new F-150 Raptor in the stock truck class at the SCORE Baja 1000 — regarded the toughest off-road race on the planet — this year. The vehicle finished inside the 36-hour time limit using only one set of standard T/A KO2 tires.
More than five million T/A KO2s have sold in North America since the tire debuted in 2014.