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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-03-2016, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ford Tough Race Ready F-150 Raptor



You’ve already met the new F-150 Raptor but have you met its race ready variant?


Ford has recently come out with a race spec F-150 Raptor in preparation for the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series, specifically in the new factory stock class with the first race starting this week in Arizona. No, it won’t be available to the public but you can draw inspiration for future mods from this loaded truck.

According to Ford Performance’s chief engineer Jamal Hameedi, the desert race Raptor is built with the “DNA of a Baja race truck”. Basically means the F-150 is ready for whatever the desert can throw at it. Under the hood is a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost paired with a 10-speed transmission, similar to the one found in the production version.

Making sure the truck stays in one piece when going over various bumpy terrain are race-optimized 3" diameter external-bypass front and rear Fox Racing Shox and springs. A custom roll cage has also been installed as a precaution along with five-point harness safety belts to keep the driver and passengers safely in their MasterCraft seats. Also included are window nets, LED light bars racing fuel cell, Lowrance GPS, and a RacePak digital dash with a data logger.



Going to be interesting to see how it handles the grueling desert race since the race spec F-150 Raptor still retains a lot of its features from the production version.
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When is this race taking place? I want to see how it holds up in the desert.
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