F-350 MegaRaptor Dwarfs an F-450 and Crushes Two Cars

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Who needs Big Foot when you have a MegaRaptor on 46-inch tires?

If you’ve seen the movie “Jurassic World,” you’ll know the scientists at the park combined the DNA of several dinosaurs to create the Indominus rex. The creature’s mixed genes allow it to camouflage itself, mask its heat signature, and communicate with Velociraptors. In other words, it’s a total badass – just like this truck. It combines the size of a Ford Super Duty truck with some of the looks of an F-150 Raptor. It’s called the MegaRaptor.

A company called DEFCO Trucks based in Colorado created this hybrid monster. Before DEFCO gives it away in a sweepstakes, they allow Youtuber Cleetus McFarland and his friends to drive it around for a week and record their antics. The truck shown in the video is based on a 2012 F-350 Super Duty. McFarland quickly discovers that its massive 46-inch tires enable it to tower over a new F-450 dually. According to the DEFCO Trucks site, the MegaRaptor also features a “Precision Turbo 6466 Gen 2 CEA Turbocharger Upgrade” that helps the Power Stroke diesel generate a staggering 1,400 lb-ft of torque, ARB front and rear lockers, and 4.88 gears.

ford-trucks.com Defco Trucks Ford F-350 Super Duty MegaRaptor

So what do you do when you have seven days to do crazy things with a truck like the MegaRaptor? Look for stuff to run over, of course. Luckily, there are a few junk cars nearby. McFarland comes upon a BMW 3 Series with a blown motor. There’s also an unloved Infiniti G35 sedan and a Prius that one of McFarland’s pals bought for only $600. They’re all destined for destruction, but the Prius gets the worst treatment, by far. Before McFarland runs it over, it’s dragged through the street, its locked front wheels screaming in protest the whole time. Then the MegaRaptor rolls coal throughout the Prius’s entire cabin. A forklift operator then decides to skewer the hapless hybrid with his machine. Finally, the Prius gets parked next to the G35 for the coup de grâce: being slowly crushed by the MegaRaptor. And just like “Jurassic World,” the first round of dino action has a sequel.

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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