Here’s a Raptor to celebrate the Raptors win.
With the Toronto Raptors taking their first NBA championship in team history, you know we had to feature a Raptor video today! Fortunately, Ken Block is happy to oblige in the form of an awesomely modified 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.
The crew at SVC outfitted Block’s Raptor with a bolt-on Mid Travel Kit in the front featuring Fox 3.5 bypass shocks, plus SVC traction bars in the rear with +3 leafs and Fox 4.0 5-tube bypass shocks on that end of the truck. Wheels are 17-inch Turbomacs fitted with 37-inch Toyo Open Country M/T meats.
This is Ken Block we’re talking about so, as if Raptors didn’t have enough power, this Avalanche Grey beast features an SVC tune, intercooler, and intake. A full Stainless Works exhaust system that dumps beneath the truck is also on board, making the most of that EcoBoost’s notoriously odd engine note. Estimated power figures? 550 hp and 600 lb/ft of torque.
Further exterior enhancements include the addition of Rigid Industries LED light bars with a 50-inch unit up top and a 30-inch unit integrated into the front bumper capable of illuminating the dark side of the moon. There’s also an SVC Mojave front bumper with skid plate and a Gen2 Baja Rear Bumper which set things off just right. Capping it all is a bypass rack in the bed that features built-in storage for two full-size spares.
Those of you with long memories will recall that Block worked with SVC in the past on his RaptorTRAX project. That machine cranked everything to eleven with a Whipple supercharger and Mattracks replacing each of the wheels. Those things weigh about 350lbs each, by the way. Despite the Raptor’s robust suspension, upgrades were needed and gladly given.
Raptors at Moab or Raptors at The Finals – both are more than okay by us.