- The Ford Raptor is the ultra-intense, high-performance version of Ford’s F-150 full-size pickup.
- It’s ready for off-road action and has many cool features.
- We checked out most of them.
The Ford Raptor is the pickup truck taken to a wild extreme.
It’s the pickup member of the Ford Performance lineup, a family 0f vehicles that includes the 526-horsepower Mustang Shelby GT350 and the $400,000 Ford GT supercar.
And it’s a truck designed to bust through deserts, forests, and rock-strewn landscapes. As we found out when we reviewed it last year, it can also handle road trip duty.
We drove the $62,500 test vehicle for about a week and discovered that it is a simply awesome truck, in every way. Here’s a look at its best features:
Bold, aggressive, borderline intimidating styling.
You can kind of see the F-150 that lives beneath the Raptor’s swagger. But just barely.
The Raptor ain’t cheap. Our tester tipped the cost scales at a nicely optioned $62,500.
Cool Raptor badging.
If you look closely, you can see that the Raptor has claws for “R’s.”
Who needs a dainty blue Ford oval on the grille when you spell out F-O-R-D in huge matte black letters?
There’s a 450-horsepower, 3.5-liter turbocharged V6, with a whopping 510 pound-feet of torque, behind those menacing consonants and a vowel.