Ford Raptor Invades England with RHD Conversion
It might be wholly impracticable for English roads, but a RHD Ford Raptor still makes a lot of sense!
Here in America, we’re spoiled with a vast array of incredible pickup trucks just waiting for our purchase. Head on down to your local dealership, sign some paperwork, and drive away in a Ford Raptor, something built to take on even the toughest off-road conditions. But in England, land of excessive rain and narrow city streets, truck ownership is a little more complicated.
No one can really do anything about the narrow streets and overcrowded city centers, of course. But American car importers Clive Sutton can make it a little easier for our friends across the pond to tool around in a Ford Raptor. Thanks, of course, to a brand new right-hand drive (wrong hand drive?) conversion.
Converting a modern automobile to right-hand drive is obviously a very complicated process. And the Ford Raptor is no exception. The complicated engineering project doesn’t just involve moving all the steering components, instrumentation, and pedals to the other side. Clive Sutton also has to tweak the infotainment system and reprogram it for European frequencies.
Thus, Brits wishing to get their hands on a RHD Ford Raptor will have to pay for the privilege. To the tune of a cool $150,000 (or around 106k pounds, with taxes). Considering the fact that this ultra-wide pickup hogs English roads and is basically impossible to park in London, that seems pretty steep. But who cares about silly things like practicality when you’re driving what is essentially a four-wheel drive race truck?
We don’t know about you, but owning a Ford Raptor sure would help cure those endless cloudy and rainy day blues England is so famous for. And that makes the high price of admission more than feasible in our book!