I think the Ford Raptor, with its own name scribbled all over it in screaming font and its massiveness and its 450 horsepower and its long-travel shocks, is profoundly silly. I mean, I get its appeal in, like, an off-road sense. But I couldn’t imagine that anyone would need more than that—let alone for over $100,000.…
The Ford Motor Company would have you believe that you need a $60,000 twin-turbo V6 off-roading pickup truck with an aggro name and more cheats than a 12-year-old playing Grand Theft Auto V. Bah, we say! You need this only if you are a tool of the landed gentry. We’re here to prove them wrong with a true car of the…
Ancient velociraptors probably couldn’t swim very well, and the modern Ford F-150 that shares the name is apparently no different—a hypothesis tested by a Raptor driver in San Diego Friday afternoon.
We’ve known since the beginning of the year that there’s going to, finally, be a new Ford Ranger coming to the U.S. market by 2019. The Ranger has been alive and well overseas, but that’s not the one that will be coming here. We’ll be getting an all-new Ranger, and, based on what we can tell from these spy photos,…
Okay, so the 2017 Ford Raptor showed its compromises when I used it as a long-distance towing vehicle. But the compromises all seem worth it when your lazy butt only has 30 minutes to get down a rocky, dirty trail that Google Maps says should take an entire hour.
That’ll show ‘em!
Soon: the Raptor/Yugo showdown the world has been demanding for years.
As of the past few days, the 2017 Ford Raptor is the first Ford F-Series truck to be officially exported to and sold in China. Aside from the price, which has not been announced yet, there’s really only one distinctive difference between American and Chinese-spec models: the headlights. The other unique features for…
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor isn’t exactly the first choice for drag racing, but what better way is there to illustrate how the new turbo Raptor stacks up against the old-school V8 Raptor? The result is that there is, indeed, a replacement for displacement.
Early this morning, WikiLeaks tweeted and then deleted a strange message that appeared to be a mistake. But the bizarre tweet wasn’t about secret government documents or even a link to hardcore porn. It was something much weirder: A link to an ad for the Ford Raptor pickup truck.
The all-new 2017 Ford Raptor is a 5,500 pound turbocharged brick sitting almost a foot off the ground on 35-inch off-road tires and long-travel shocks. I was expecting the off-road performance to set a new standard, but on winding roads? I thought we had laws of physics against stuff like that.
I always thought it made sense for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to use high-performance Ford Raptor pickup trucks. You need a lot of horsepower to move swiftly through sand, after all. But apparently CBP forgot to actually teach its officers how to use these things because, yikes.
Ford’s already put the 2017 Raptor through some significant off-road races this year, but next month it goes to the big show: the 2016 Baja 1000. This might be the closest-to-stock vehicle that’s ever braved the crunchy dustball race, and it’d better finish or that “Baja Mode” button is going to be a lot harder to…
This 2016 Ford F-150 XLT got dropped off at a dealership like every other, except it inexplicably had one sweet upgrade– the high-performance driver’s seat from a Raptor. Gift from the truck gods or somebody’s wacky off-the-menu order?
How much power does the new turbocharged 2017 Ford Raptor really make? A couple weeks ago we caught some dealer documents that indicated it puts out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, a nice and healthy bump from the old V8. Now we know that’s true, officially and forever.