Rock-crawling Ford Raptor Is No Parking Lot Queen

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Most Ford Raptor owners are scared to scratch their $50,000 rides. But this guy fearlessly wheels his on the regular!

No one can deny the fact that the Ford Raptor is an amazingly capable piece of kit. And yet, few will ever use their shiny new trucks in a manner anywhere consistent with what they were designed to do. The reasons why, of course, are quite obvious. Few have the stones to drop $50k on a new pickup and risk scratching it up on the trails. Others may just want something that looks cool and don’t care about wheeling it.

Regardless of their reasoning, we’re here to tell you that there are folks out there who drive their Ford Raptors. And they drive ’em hard. One of those brave souls goes by the name of rshane2016 on Instagram, and he’s not afraid to show it. The Air Force enlistee not only owns a brand spankin’ new 2018 Ford Raptor, he routinely drives (and photographs) it out in the deserts surrounding Las Vegas.

Yep, it’s Monday. Dragging Ass all day😤. #ford #fordtrucks #fordtrucks #fordperformance #svtraptor #offroading #offroad #raptornation #fordraptor #fordf150 #f150 #f150nation #ecoboost #ecobeast #twinturbo #v6 #desert trucks #fordoffroad #trucks #expedition #vegasautomag #f150raptor #4×4 #bfgoodrich #bfgoodrichtires #lasvegas #fordmotorcompany #fordracing #ridefox #raptorgeeks

A post shared by Shane (@rshane2016) on Jun 25, 2018 at 8:33am PDT

And why not? The rocks and sand near Sin City present the perfect playground for Ford’s dedicated off-roader. And unlike some old beater, this thing will coddle you in comfort and keep you cool from the desert heat. Call it luxury wheeling if you will, but we don’t see anything wrong with a sweat-free day of four-wheeling fun.

Remembering a great trip through the mountains of Montana … off-roading at Lake Como. #ford #fordtrucks #fordtrucks #fordperformance #svtraptor #offroading #offroad #raptornation #fordraptor #fordf150 #f150 #f150nation #ecoboost #ecobeast #twinturbo #v6 #desert trucks #fordoffroad #trucks #expedition #vegasautomag #f150raptor #4×4 #bfgoodrich #bfgoodrichtires #lasvegas #fordmotorcompany #fordracing #ridefox #raptorgeeks

A post shared by Shane (@rshane2016) on Jun 22, 2018 at 8:15am PDT

Heck, it doesn’t even look like Shane’s Raptor has any mods on it yet. Because, well, you don’t need them. Unlike most other “off-road” trucks on the market, we already know that these things are incredible right out of the box. So if you own a Raptor, we say get it out there and enjoy it. After all, like money, you can’t take it with you when you leave this earth!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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