Ken Block’s Absurd 650-HP Tank Monitor Raptor Can Be Yours


In case you’re going to be tailgating throughout a backcountry deep pow snowboard sesh, you need Ken Block’s RaptorTRAX there offering help. That is the machine you employ to drive snowboarders to the highest of a mountain that doesn’t have a chairlift. The riders don’t even must carry their moist snowy selves into the cab, as there are a pair of seats within the mattress, and a rack on the perimeters to strap down your boards. There’s even a hitch-mounted grill so you may prepare dinner up some scorching canine on the mountain. Now it’s on the market for a paltry $195,000.

“We constructed this truck as a result of I like to snowboard within the backcountry,” defined Block. “There are a number of methods to do this; helicopter, snowcat, snowmobile. I assumed this could be a great way to do it fairly rapidly, quicker than a snowcat, however not as costly as a heli.”


Ford delivered a then-new Ford Raptor with an built-in cage, then the Hoonigan staff constructed out the widebody package, skid plates, customized bumpers, auxiliary lighting, and put in the 4 tracks rather than the truck’s wheels. The manufacturing unit 6.2-liter V8 was boosted with a wholesome Whipple supercharger to make 650 horsepower, only a few shy of the present Raptor R.

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The truck was featured in a giant snowboarding video on the Monster YouTube channel in 2014, the place it acquired 5.3 million views. Set to a rad needle drop from The Decendents, riders Zak Hale and Ethan Deiss spend a beautiful day getting shuttled round Baldface Lodge by Mr. Block and his monitor’d Raptor. Curiously, the construct breakdown of the truck, additionally on Monster’s channel, acquired over 10 million views with no snowboarding motion or cool music. The web is a bizarre place.


The oldsters at LBI Restricted in Philadelphia, Penn. have been trusted with promoting a couple of of the opposite members of the Ken Block assortment in recent times, together with the Hoonitruck, his Fiesta from Gymkhana Three (my favourite of the Gymkhana collection), the Fiesta from Gyms six, eight, and Terrakhana, which was additionally used for his 2013 World Rallycross efforts, and his self-described dream automobile, a 1986 Ford RS200. The RaptorTRAX has simply hit the market, additionally by LBI, and the asking worth is $195,000. That’s an entire hell of much more than you’d pay for an everyday 2014 Ford Raptor (KBB says $27,800 is a typical worth), however that is hardly an everyday 2014 Raptor. It’s additionally virtually double what you’d pay for a brand new Raptor R, however are these customized touches and the Ken Block issue price an additional 85 grand? That’s so that you can resolve.


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