We’ll never know what possesses a person to jump such a beautiful (and expensive) truck knowing that the outcome probably isn’t going to be good. This Ford Raptor jump had almost no chance of turning out well. I guess a big crowd and a shot at a few minutes of fame is enough for some people… check out the carnage below.
We’re not really sure what would possess someone to drive through water without checking the depth first. You would think they would at least ease into it but apparently the driver of this, now sunken Ford F-150 is just a “go for it” kind of guy. Maybe he learned his lesson, but we don’t think his F-150 will ever be the same.
Stow, Ohio – Mickey Thompson was presented with a Project Excellence Award by Ford Motor Company at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in recognition of its custom 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty built by Mike Duval of X-Treme Toyz.
Ford has announced it is bringing what it hails its “smallest SUV” to the U.S. market in the new EcoSport. Until now, the EcoSport was sold practically everywhere other than the U.S. market since 2003, and it actually be built in Chennai, India and imported to the U.S.
Addictive Desert Designs (ADD) and Springfield Armory joined forces for an awesome off-road build constructed with a tactical focus – and it’s unlike any other 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor we saw on the SEMA Show floor in 2016.
There’s no shortage of over-the-top builds at the SEMA Show ever year. What gets lost in the shuffle sometimes are the more subtle, clean off-road builds that may not stand out with flashy chrome or 20-inch suspension lifts.
Skyjacker and Matchbox partnered on a cool build for this year’s SEMA Show using the new Ford Super Duty F350 as the platform for this Police-inspired tactical truck. Although there’s only one of these trucks currently in existence, Matchbox has actually created a replica version of the 4×4 to commemorate the build.
For the automotive aftermarket, SEMA is all about showing off the latest and greatest gear, and more often than not that comes in the form of vehicle builds around the Las Vegas Convention Center. There’s everything from mild to wild, but there’s also plenty of trucks and SUVs that go so far over the top that they reach a level of absurdity.
That leads us to this collection of trucks. Although fitted with suspension lifts and aftermarket wheels, in spite of the aggressive tires these trucks and Jeeps at the 2016 SEMA Show will live their lives on asphalt and never see the dirt.
Ford announced this morning its plans to return to the SCORE Baja 1000. This year, Ford will take on the 49th SCORE Baja 1000 in the new 2017 F-150 Raptor in stock full class competition in mid-November. The Raptor race truck will also be on display this week at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Called the VelociRaptor 6X6 Concept, the kit brings along plenty of upgrades and a steep price tag, starting at $295,000. For that price, this beast brings upgraded Fox suspension bits, 20-inch wheels, off-road tires, unique front and rear bumpers, a roll bar and LED lights. And of course, an extra locking axle, bringing along the 6X6 moniker.