The Ford F-150 Raptor is arguably my favorite pickup truck. It reigns as king of the offroad trucks. Despite its stable superiority, Ford is doing a fantastic job of making it better. The 2019 Raptor is coming with a number of upgrades to the model.

The biggest update is the Fox shock absorbers. Developed with Ford and given the title "Live Valve," these advanced shocks use sensors in the body and suspension in order to apply a dynamic damping. This gives the best real-time response to your current conditions. It even has a setting for going airborne, setting itself for the smoothing landing possible. Science aside, this means a smoother ride with better handling and bottom-out resistance on a variety of terrains.

When not taking it off of sick jumps, you can better tackle the slow climb. Low-speed performance has been improved with a new Trail Control feature. Think of it like "slow cruise control" for climbing over rocks. The vehicle will automatically control each separate wheel to ensure a consistent speed so the driver can focus more on steering.

While these don't exactly improve performance, the new 2019 Raptor will come with an expanded color palette, a new wheel design, and Recaro front seats. Dressed in blue Alcantara inserts and accent stitching, the bucket-style seats will keep you cozy as you dominate the outdoors.

The power remains the same as before, as well. The Raptor 2019 will come with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine pushing out 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. It powers a 10-speed automatic with an all-wheel-drive.

Sales of the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor commence in late 2018. There's no word on pricing yet. But the 2018 model starts at $50,115, if that means anything.