A one-of-a-kind Ford F-150 Raptor will be auctioned at the annual EAA Gathering of Eagles on Thursday, July 27.
Dubbed the “F-22 Raptor,” the modified 2017 Raptor project was led by Ford design manager Melvin Betancourt with engineering led by the Ford Performance Team. According to the American automaker, the goal was to have a creative connection to the Lockheed F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft, while highlighting the unique style, capabilities, and design features of the Ford F-150 Raptor.
A Whipple-intercooler for the twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine has boosted output to 545 horsepower, but that’s far from the only mod made to this truck. Upgrades to the suspension, wheels, brakes, and lighting were applied, and there’s also a purpose-built audio system for when you don’t want to listen to the boosted V6’s snarl.
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The F-22 Raptor is the latest in a series of customized Ford vehicles that have to date raised over $3 million for EAA’s youth aviation initiatives.
“Ford’s support of EAA and AirVenture has allowed thousands of young people to discover, enjoy, and pursue aviation,” said Dave Chaimson, EAA’s vice president of marketing and business development. “The unique F-22 version of the tremendously popular Ford F-150 Raptor truck will be an enormously popular highlight of the Gathering of Eagles auction, and we’re very grateful for Ford’s support for our initiatives.”
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