If the F-150 Raptor is Ford’s newest badass truck, consider the 1942 stakebed/flatbed you see here its grandfather.
Unfortunately, Ford didn’t bring any of its big-numbers specials from the NAIAS to the Houston Auto Show. However, the automaker did bring an Explorer, a vehicle that, in terms of sales volume, cranks out some big numbers of its own.
I got excited when I laid eyes upon the truck you see above. I thought, “Oh yeah, Ram is taking on the Raptor!”
If you watch the Red Bull Frozen Rush, you’re going to see trucks capable of supercar acceleration doing things that would make a Raptor wince.
When Ford announced it was going to make its 2015 F-150’s body out of aluminum, several things became clear. For instance, the fact that the Blue Oval was serious about reducing its workhorse’s weight. However, one matter remains clouded in mystery: whether or not the completely redesigned light-duty pickup will cost more to insure than its 2014 predecessor.