Ford Raptor Rips Through the Snow with Barking V8 Power

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This sliding, delicious-sounding first-gen Raptor is the perfect cure for the winter blues.

While there are a few people out there who supposedly love winter, most people could live without it. Dreary days, slick roads, and endless snow piles just make life a little less pleasant. And this year, it feels like winter is never going to end, despite what that lying groundhog might have told us. Thus, the best thing we can do is try and go out and enjoy it. Or, as this Ford Raptor owner does, give winter a giant, defiant middle finger.

By the looks of this video, YouTuber Thatcher N is one of those people who actually enjoys this time of year. But in all fairness, that’s pretty easy to do when you drive an awesome first-gen Raptor. This particular truck is also fitted with headers and a Roush exhaust, so the 6.2-liter V8 sounds even better while its performing its snow-flinging ballet.

Ford Raptor

Yes, while most folks are out there driving cautiously in these kinds of conditions, our Raptor driver prefers to rip it up. With the rear wheels spinning endlessly, this big pickup slides around corners like it’s on skates. Cutting through large snow drifts and spraying everything nearby with plumes of the white stuff.

Ford Raptor

It’s the kind of thing that makes us almost appreciate winter. And if nothing else, it’s enough to warm our icy cold insides and give us a chuckle. So next time you find yourself suffering from the winter blues, perhaps we should take a clue from this Raptor owner. Maybe a little sideways fun in the woods could do us all some good!

Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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