PaxPower’s V8 Raptor Flexes its Muscles in Place
Looks like a Raptor, but it is actually a standard F-150 with an elaborate conversion package and a supercharger.
A great many people are bummed that Ford has not offered a V8 engine in the current generation of the Raptor F-150. The EcoBoost V6 does a terrific job of providing gobs of power, but some performance truck lovers demand the V8 rumble, so for those folks, PaxPower has developed a series of Raptor-like upgrade packages that afford non-Raptor F-150 owners to enjoy the look and capabilities, but with V8 power.
In the video above from the PAXPOWER YouTube channel, we get a look at the supercharged F-150 V8 Raptor conversion in action with a nice, smoky burnout.
PaxPower Raptor Details
At first glance, the truck in the video above may look like a factory-built Ford Raptor, but it is actually a standard F-150, which came from the factory with the 5.0-liter V8. PaxPower offers three different upgrade packages for the standard F-150 with the V8, one that adds the Raptor suspension, a second which adds the unique Raptor body parts and a third that adds a supercharger to the 5.0-liter engine. This particular truck has all three of those packages, so in addition to the look and off-road capabilities of the Raptor, it also delivers 758 horsepower thanks to the 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger.
For those wondering, PaxPower doesn’t simply upgrade the suspension of the standard F-150 to handle and ride like a Raptor; they install every OEM part from the Raptor and this applies to the body conversion as well. The full conversion without the supercharger costs $24,950 because it includes literally every piece of the factory build that varies from the standard F-150 as well as installation, while the supercharger package adds $12,450 on top of that.
It is an expensive conversion, but for someone who wants an actual Ford F-150 Raptor with a Ford V8 and all Ford parts, with the exception of the Whipple supercharger, this is the best option on the market today.
Smokin’ the Big Tires
The video above begins with a close-up look at the Toyo Open Country R/T tires, which are big, beefy and not meant for burnout action. Some trucks would struggle to continuously roast a set of tires this big, but with 758 horsepower from the supercharged V8 on tap, the PaxPower conversion has no problems.
After the short close-up, the driver rolls into the throttle and the blown F-150 immediately begins to smoke the rear tires. Within a few seconds, the rear end is hidden in a cloud of smoke and while the action only lasts about 15 seconds, this custom-built performance truck makes lots of smoke and leaves two nice trails of rubber on the pavement.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!