Creating the Ultimate Retro Ford Raptor

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Retro Ford Raptor Reimagined

Powered by a 6.2L V8 making 414 horsepower and a (factory limited) top speed of 100 miles per hour, the first-generation Ford Raptor is undeniably a bad-ass pickup truck.

The second-generation Raptor is on the way, but will it be the enthusiast special we all lust after?

We’ve commissioned our favorite artist, Pratyush Rout, to come up with a concept that’ll appeal to all fans. Check out this “new” Retro Raptor!

Y’all seem to be fans of the 1979 Ford Raptor-inspired truck that we recently featured on Ford Truck Enthusiasts. This takes the idea of that concept one step further by making an all-new Raptor truck built from the ground up.

Retro-inspired Liquid Blue (which the new Raptor debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show) beautifully covers the classic single-cab F-150. The black trim pieces along the sides really complements the look.

Retro Ford Raptor Reimagined

Out back, “FORD” is written across the tailgate, just like on the 2017 Raptor, but it’s in the classic Ford font.

Sturdy and sleek 35″ tires wrap around 17″ wheels, of course, giving this reimagined Raptor additional mojo. The new multi-stage Fox Racing 3.0 shocks are also on hand to help this truck literally fly across the sand dunes. It wouldn’t be a Raptor if it couldn’t pull off that feat.

In addition, the single-cab configuration saves weight, as does the Raptor’s modern aluminum body. This makes it easier to justify putting the 6.2L V8 back into the F-150. Giving it some extra grunt and a signature whine is the addition of a supercharger.

Finally, all of the lighting, including the retro-square headlights, is LED.

Inspired by a favorite product from the past, this cool Ford Raptor concept is firmly planted in the future.

What do you think? Is this the truck of your dreams? Let us know!

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Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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