We drove a $63,000 Ford Raptor pickup truck for a week and were blown away — here are the features that impressed us the most (F)

Ford Raptor

  • 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:

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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.

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