Will the Border Patrol get 2017 Ford F-150 Raptors?
As you may know by now, the outgoing generation of Ford F-150 Raptors found a purpose in a pretty niche sector that most of us wouldn’t have thought of—the United States Border Patrol.
Talk to a few Ford insiders, and they’ll say that Ford engineered the Raptor with the Border Patrol’s needs in mind and were later disguised as “Baja performance features”, as the Raptor fits the Border Patrol’s duties to a T. Of course, those are just rumors, but then again, the Baja race takes place along California’s border with the state of Baja California in Mexico, which funny enough is territory monitored by the Border Patrol.
Anyhow, there are countless photos and stories circulating the internet of how great the Raptor has perform in its law-enforcement job, and with the original government-purchased Raptors being at least three years old, and most-likely, very abused; will Uncle Sam be placing an order for the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptors?
With the new-generation Ford Raptor going on sale to the public this year, it may be a little too early to speculate, plus no one at Ford is saying anything. Sure, the purchase price of a Raptor may seem steep, but there are official reports highlighting that the Raptor’s durability and performance has actually saved the government money in maintenance and repair costs.
With illegal immigration at an all-time low, but drug-trafficking at an all-time high, it seems the Border Patrol will need Ford Raptors for a very long time…
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Photos via: [LA Times & TTAC]