Who Said Supercars Belonged on the Streets? (Video)

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DriveTribe pits the angry F-150 Raptor against the outrageous Ariel Nomad.

DRIVETRIBE may be known as the place where Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May profess their love for cars through words, but it’s also home to a few other prominent journalists and a wonderful YouTube channel. While the trio have fun on The Grand Tour, auto journos like Jehtro Bovingdon play with some serious machinery.

And boy do they really play with them. On this episode, Bovingdon puts two off-road titans against one another, and finds that paved roads can be a little overrated. So what two vehicles did he bring to the desert? For one, a machine that needs no introduction, the Ford F-150 Raptor. Oh and also the Ariel Nomad!


As one would expect, the Raptor had no trouble hitting speeds of 70 to 80 mph across the bumpy, rocky terrain and, as Bovingdon put it, “it’s so good.” He even goes as far to state that the massive truck has blown him away, and has him reconsidering what he looks for in a performance car.

Things, then, got a little more serious as Bovingdon got into the Ariel Nomad, a purpose-built off-roader with the looks of a dune buggy and the performance of a supercar. The Nomad, as the journalist points out, provides everything the Raptor does but cranks it all up to 11!


This may seem like an uneven matchup as the Nomad is lighter and nearly twice as expensive as the Raptor, but is that really a surprise? The Raptor’s so good, it punches well above its weight. As Bovingdon stated, in this kind of element, “the Raptor is as capable as a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and a Ferrari 458 Speciale.”

That’s high praise for a pickup truck!

Video via: [DRIVETRIBE]

Joel Patel contributes to Corvette Forum, Rennlist, Club Lexus, Harley-Davidson Forums, and YotaTech, among other auto sites. Check out his blog Man, Adventure, Wheels.

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