Pick Your Poison: Mega Raptor or Super Raptor?
These Mega and Super models are like “normal” Ford Raptors on insane steroids!
The Ford F-150 Raptor is a go-anywhere, do-anything type of truck. It’s built to be brutal, and bends any type of off-road task to its will. Therefore, the majority of owners who are lucky enough to squeeze a Raptor into their garages will have the ability to do pretty much anything. But for the few out there who want more, F250R.com’s MegaRaptor and SuperRaptor might fit the bill.
An article found on Motor Trend provides the goods behind the vicious truck. The company, which is based in Tucson, Ariz., starts with a stock F-250 Super Duty powered by a 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine. On the outside, new flared fenders are added to ensure that the enormous 46-inch Michelin XZLs and their aluminum wheels are covered. In case you’re wondering, these come courtesy from a military anti-land mine vehicle. And yes, the standard 8-lug nut pattern has been ditched for the 10-lug hub the military uses.
Those aren’t the only changes that take place on the outside, as astute Ford pickup-truck lovers will note that the Raptor’s looks differ from the F-250’s. The MegaRaptor gets a new front fascia that mimics the one found on the regular Raptor, with the hood operating on a clamshell-hinge to allow for easier access to the engine bay.
As far as performance goes, the MegaRaptor recieves Bilstein 5100 shocks, a four-inch lift, multipack rear leaf springs, and an exhaust system which adds — according to F250R.com — 140 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. There’s no need to worry about being emissions-compliant either, as the vehicle is cleared to be use throughout the U.S.
The MegaRaptor, is well, MEGA! And when one considers the price tag for such mega package, it’s not that bad. Pricing without a donor vehicle starts at $28,000, and a barebones F-250 Crew Cab with the Power Stroke engine costs roughly $45,000. Adding those two figures up totals $73,000 or nearly $23,000 more than a regular base-model Raptor. Those wanting a little bit of luxury on the inside of their MegaRaptor will easily see the amount creep close to the six-figure mark.
Is it worth it? That’s up for you to decide, so let us know if the MegaRaptor is truly MEGA or pure hype!
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Photos via: [F250r.com]