Ken Block’s Newest Hoon-worthy Raptor Glows in the Dark!
Head Hoonigan’s latest Raptor features a laundry list of performance and suspension upgrades, along with one nifty trick.
Compared to his many other amazing rides, pro racer and stunt man extraordinaire Ken Block‘s latest Ford Raptor might look a little tame. But when you’ve already got a 1,000+ horsepower, all-wheel drive 1977 F-150, that’s really not a fair comparison. On and beneath the surface, however, this new Raptor, built by SVC Off-Road, is a pretty amazing machine. Even though it might not look like it at first.
For starters, let’s talk about that rather subdued Avalanche Gray exterior. It’s covered in the requisite Hoonigan graphics and stencil work, but they’re made from a black reflective repeat pattern. Which means that they all glow brightly in the dark, giving this pickup a killer look when the sun goes down.
The rest of the exterior is equally impressive. The Raptor rolls on
Turbomac HD wheels wrapped in Open Country Toyo Tires, with loads of Rigid lighting and a pair of SVC bumpers. But if you know anything about Block, this isn’t just some show piece – he’s known to drive the wheels off his vehicles. So a complete suspension makeover was in order. Consisting of things like FOX bypass shocks, SVC traction bars, and a Deaver Suspension spring pack.
Naturally, Block isn’t about to drive anything with a stock drivetrain, either. So this Raptor has a slew of performance upgrades. Including a custom tune, Stainless Works exhaust, downpipes, and an SVC intercooler.
Now that the paint (vinyl?) is dry, you can bet that we’ll get to see this incredible Raptor in action soon. If there’s one thing we know about Block, it’s the fact that he can’t resist pushing every one of his rides to the limit. And we’re betting that this new truck’s limits are going to be pretty impressive!