2016 Ford F-150 RaptorPiloted by drivers Greg Foutz and Tim Casey, Ford F-150 Raptor race truck is maybe the only stock truck to compete in the Best in the Desert factory stock class for full-sized trucks, making it the fierst such vehicle to complete the race. Competing along with 18 other teams, the new factory stock class is named Best in the Desert. And here is why:

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The monstrous vehicle comes equipped with high-strength steel frame, high-strength military-grade aluminum alloy body, all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost power unit, mated to the refined 10-speed gearbox. The vehicle also proudly showcases 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels with next-gen BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, optimized for off-road performance.

2016 Ford F-150 Raptor

Of course, this is not all. Other factory stock additions include special windshield, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, refined instrument panel and dashboard, along with Sirius-XM satellite radio, LED headlamps and taillamps.

And what about the performance features?

The vehicle comes with race-optimized three-inch diameter external-bypass front and rear FOX Racing Shox, race-optimized front and rear springs with additional fine-tuning that improves the overall handling and raises the overall vehicle height a bit.

2016 Ford F-150 Raptor

Also, driver and co-pilot will feel safe and comfortable in the especially-created roll cage. The custom-fabricated cabin offers MasterCraft seats with five-point harness safety belts.

Source: Ford