Ford F-150 Raptor
Most modern trucks come with powerful engines, 4×4 drivetrains and tough suspensions. So, it was only a matter of time before a company would offer a proper off-road performance truck. And it was Ford in 2010 with the first-generation F-150 Raptor. But today, there is a new and even better Raptor with amazing performance and capabilities.
The 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 delivered 450 HP and 510 lb-ft. It has a 10-speed automatic transmission and sub-five-second acceleration times. The figures suggest this is an exotic supercar; however, this is a full-size pickup truck. It even has room for five people and a regular truck bed behind.
The Raptor is not your ordinary pickup. It is the closest thing to the Baja 1000 racing vehicle drivers can buy today. Everything started in 2010 when Ford introduced the first-generation SVT Raptor. The truck buying public didn’t expect such a move, but they were fascinated by the looks, performance and capabilities.
The idea behind the Raptor was to construct the best, fastest off-road truck money can buy. Ford would do this by installing numerous chassis and suspension upgrades, as well as a powerful engine. But the best thing about the Raptor is Ford basically prepared an extreme off-road truck and gave it a warranty, as well.
With multiple driving modes, a 10-speed automatic gearbox and adaptive suspension, the Ford Raptor is a truck you can take rock crawling, desert crossing or mud dipping. Of course, this is still a normal everyday car because Ford did a great job in combining the toughness of an extreme off-road truck with the usability of a regular modern pickup.