Ford has already gone to great length putting their money where their mouth is regarding the toughness and endurance of the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. In one of the latest efforts they took the car to the legendary Baja 1000, completed its course, and then drove it back home again.
The new Ford F-150 Raptor devoured the rally course across the desert in the Baja California peninsula in Mexico in 35 hours, 59 minutes and 8 seconds, which places it third overall in the stock full class competition.
The critical word here is ‘stock’ which means the same Raptor that accomplished this feat is the very same you are going to be able to buy at a dealership pretty soon. That is probably why the crew decided that after the event they should drive the same truck back home to Phoenix – to further emphasize the point.
Ford is yet to provide video evidence of this amazing accomplishment, but we have the words of Greg Foutz of Foutz Motorsports to go by: “That’s why the new Ford F-150 Raptor is bad-ass! It’s a race-proven off-road monster that can race off-road an entire weekend, then take you and your friends on a road trip the next day,” Foutz said. “That and the $49,520 starting price make it a clear winner on the showroom floor.”
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is powered by a 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 mated to a 10-speed transmission. The truck that completed the 850 miles Baja course was bug standard with features like air conditioning, satellite radio and windshield, and only the mandatory safety equipment such as chromalloy steel safety cage, puncture-resistant fuel cell, racing seats and full race harness added to it.