We’re Off-Roading in a New Raptor Today. What Shenanigans Should We Do?

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The poor man’s Raptor is the best Raptor, and we’re taking one on a off-road adventure. What would you like to know?

Summer is officially here, and what a better way to celebrate the funnest time of year, than by heading deep into the country with a brand-new 2017 Ford Raptor. Now, before you start talking about how insanely expensive the Raptor is, I’ll remind you that I’m driving the “poor man’s” version.

How? At $57,800 it isn’t exactly cheap, but in the big scheme of things, a sub-$60k Raptor is actually a rarity. Most customers nowadays opt for the SuperCrew version of the off-road badass, and typically add a plethora of options which inflate the bottom line. Not this bad boy, though.


Relatively modest features like a tailgate step, bedliner, SYNC3 with navigation, and the mandatory $1,095 graphics package are found on this test truck. In fact, this SuperCab Raptor features less equipment than most Lariats out there. Needless to say, it also costs less than your average Lariat or King Ranch. The best part, it still features the awesome 3.5-liter, high-output V6 EcoBoost engine with 450 horses, and the sweet 3.0-inch Fox Racing Shox developed at the Baja 1000.

I’ll be camping out in rural Indiana for a few nights, and will be tackling some cool trails and even sand dunes. Is there something you’d like to know or see us do with the truck? Now, I must warn you, I have to return this to Ford in one piece, so don’t come up with anything too crazy. Just tweet at me and let me know, okay?

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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