5. Ford SVT Raptor
There’s off-roading and then there’s off-roading. There’s rock crawling at three miles an hour and there’s high-speed ground-pounding. With compact dimensions and solid axles front and rear the Jeep Wrangler is perfectly suited to the former. With a burly 6.2-liter V8, ample underbody plating and tons of other trail-ready hardware the Ford SVT Raptor was purpose-built for the latter.
Armed with 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque this truck’s engine could rip a giant sequoia out of the ground and drag it clear across the country. FOX racing shocks, a Torsen front differential and available bead-lock wheels make the Raptor ready for Armageddon. Too bad it’s only offered with an automatic.
Sure, the truck’s six-speed gearbox gets the job done, but this is one product that’s absolutely crying out for a manual. Please, Ford, can we have one?