Ken Block Reveals Crazy Snow-Tracked Supercharged Ford F-150 Raptor
Star Driver Says Truck Is Built as "Utlimate Backcountry Snowboard Expedition Vehicle"
Although it was introduced more than four years ago, the F-150 SVT Raptor is as popular as it's ever been, and rally superstar Ken Block is showing his love for Ford's off-road icon in the form of his latest creation, the F-150 RaptorTRAX. As its name implies, the truck is a raptor equipped with Mattracks and given a shot of adrenaline courtesy of a Whipple supercharger.
Among the features on the truck besides the obvious tracks are snowboard racks and storage, and specially tuned off-road suspension. Block has been teasing the project over the last few days via his Facebook page.
Block has been sponsored by Ford since 2010, when he joined the Monster World rally Team. Prior to his relationship with Ford, Block drove for Subaru, taking nine first-place finishes in the five years he raced for the team. Block has had six first-place rally finishes for Ford since joining the team in 2010.
But in recent years, Block is perhaps best-known for his series of "Gymkhana" videos, in which he performs feats of driving skill in his Fiesta HFHV (Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle). The first Gymkhana video ranked as the most-viral video of 2009, and subsequent videos have proven popular as well, even prompting copy-cat videos involving big-rigs and even toys.
Source: Ken Block via Facebook