Ford to Auction Off One-of-a-Kind Raptor
While it won’t fly, the ‘F-22’ is still an impressive Raptor.
Every year for the last two decades the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has held their annual Gathering of Eagles fundraiser, where attendees can enjoy entertainment, good food and wine, and some great auctions, all generating donations for EAA programs. This year, the annual auction is highlighted by a custom, one-of-a-kind Ford Raptor, and we promise you’ve never seen a Raptor quite like this.
Since the EAA strives to keep the spirit of aviation alive and well, Ford decided to look to the skies for inspiration, and where better to look than at the F-22 Raptor jet? As highlighted in the promotional video, the F-22 Raptor is the most dominant jet in existence, so it only makes sense to bring some of that inspiration to the F-150 Raptor, which is equally as dominant on land. Plus, they share the same name, so it’s kismet!
The Ford “F-22” Raptor comes with a supercharged 3.5 liter engine, which puts out 545 horsepower. Ford also decked out the Raptor with custom wheels and tires, along with upgraded brakes, which make the already badass truck even more badass. Topping it off is the custom exterior styling that Ford has put into the “F-22,” such as the carbon-fiber bodywork and off-road LED lighting, which make this truck truly unique.
Sadly, even though Ford took inspiration from an actual jet, the Ford “F-22” Raptor does not come with a jet engine or the ability to fly at supersonic speeds. The 545 horsepower of the Ford truck probably won’t let you reach Mach 2, or 1,534 mph, like the actual F-22 can reach. Then again, it’s doubtful you’ll have to pay the $150 million that each jet costs when you bid on the truck at auction.
So, while the option to purchase and fly a true F-22 Raptor is a long shot for most people, you can buy another type of Raptor that is still incredible and supports a great cause. The auction takes place at the EAA Gathering of Eagles on July 27 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.