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Raptor R will take on Baja 1000

Prerunner Fans our prayers have been answered. No longer a rumor, the factory prerunner Ford Raptor will be release to the public.

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R Front View

To prove just how capable Ford’s new Raptor is a special version the Raptor R has been built to tackle the Baja 1000.

Here is what Ford Reports:

“Prepared for racing in long-distance off-road endurance events, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R uses stock components of the F-150 SVT Raptor, including the transmission, brakes and axles. The frame – the part of the truck that will take the most stress – is the same proven fully boxed frame that delivers class-leading towing and hauling in the base F-150. The race truck is powered by a specially calibrated 500 horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 engine. Placing the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R in the Baja 1000 also serves as a test bed for development of the production F-150 SVT Raptor.

Ford is bringing some of the best stock class off-road truck drivers together to drive the F-150 SVT Raptor R in the Baja 1000. The team includes driver of record Steve Oligos and co-drivers Randy Merritt, Greg Foutz and Bud Brutsman who will compete in class eight for moderately modified full-size pickup trucks.”

When speaking with co-driver Greg Foutz about the Raptor R unfortunately after its trip through Baja, “…it might end up in a museum.” All we have to say is, “What a waste of metal”.

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