‘V8Raptor’ Is Like a Raptor on ‘Roids!
PaxPower creates second generation, 758-horsepower Raptor solution for those who demand a V8 powerplant.
As the saying goes, “Give the people what they want!” Since Ford announced that the engine for the 2nd generation Ford Raptor would be the 3.5L Ecoboost six-cylinder, there have been those dreaming of a V8 option. Now that dream has come true!
Houston, Texas-based PaxPower has revealed the mega-awesome V8Raptor, a Raptor-spec chassis, suspension, and body conversion for the 2018-2019 and 2015-2017 Ford F-150s.
This Raptor on ‘roids has a 5.0-liter V8 engine, producing 758-horsepower from the addition of a 2.9L Whipple supercharger and a dual-exhaust system. Incredible performance and sound, paired with the aggressive body and capable suspension of the Raptor, gives new meaning to the term “muscle truck!”
The conversion is done using all new Ford OEM parts, from fenders to fasteners. The suspension is changed out to Raptor-spec upper and lower control arms, front axle shafts, steering links, brake lines, sway bar setup, leaf springs, hardware, and, of course, the Fox internal-bypass shocks. The body conversion includes the entire 2017+ Raptor body: fenders, hood, grilles, trim, aluminum inner and outer bed sides, fender flares, and accent lighting. The chassis is finished off with the customers’ choice of bumpers, wheels, tires, or other upgrades. The installation of the V8Raptor suspension upgrade widens the track 4 inches for stability and lifts the truck 5 inches for maximum ground clearance.
The PaxPower prototype truck started life as a 2018 F150 Platinum FX4, with the new-for-2018 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine, 10-speed transmission, and a 3.55 ratio electronic-locking rear differential. Starting with a Platinum F150 meant that the truck had similar tech to a fully-loaded Raptor, but with the addition of Platinum-trim massaging seats and power-folding steps. One factor that makes a conversion like this feasible is that trucks like this go for $5,000-$10,000 under MSRP, as opposed to Raptors, which are often sold by dealers for over MSRP.
With respect to pricing for the V8Raptor conversion, packages start at $7,500 for the complete Raptor-spec suspension upgrade. Full chassis, suspension, and body conversions start at $25,000. Conversions are done at PaxPower’s Houston facility. For more details, check out the V8Raptor website.