Since the invention of the pickup truck, Ford has cornered the market and destroyed the competition with the incomparable Ford F150. Ford seems to have captured the American spirit and concentrated it into a few tons of machinery. The best possible display of the F150’s strengths come out in the form of the F150 Raptor.
Back in 2010 Ford started creation of this super truck began with an amalgamation of some of Ford’s previous trucks; the most notable of which was the Ford 1000 Baja. Taking the base designs of the F150 and adding in the best qualities from these other trucks combined to give performance boosts and general improvements in nearly every category possible.
Best Rescue Vehicle
The Ford F150 Raptor is the first and last name when it comes to search and rescue vehicles. Before it was taken off-air, the popular British television show “Top Gear” even went as far as to call it the best rescue vehicle on the market. Whether it’s driving in the snowy mountains near Salt Lake City, or down by the canyons near St. George, Utah, the Raptor is an excellent choice for traversing dangerous terrain in order to get you to your destination by any means necessary.
Power and Style
The sheer power behind the raptor is a force to be reckoned with. The smaller choice of a 3.5 liter twin turbo V-6 makes for an excellent tradeoff between off-road versatility and power on the streets. The 450 horsepower enables this behemoth to go from 0 – 60 in five seconds flat; Cultivating an incredible amount of speed for any truck this size.
The Ford F150 Raptor is the epitome of what a truck is supposed to be. It represents power, speed and everything about cars that makes them so interesting. Fords creation of this truck is a true testament to its engineering.