The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is one of the fastest and most capable trucks ever built. Similar sentiments can be applied to the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. A few weeks ago, Ford teased a special edition version of the Raptor that combined elements of both models, though details beyond the visual changes were scarce. Ford Performance had its hands under the hood, adding a huge amount of power to the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6. At last week’s Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh, the truck fetched $300,000 in a charity auction, all benefiting the Young Eagles program.
The standard Raptor makes an already impressive 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. This Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor makes 545 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque. That’s 110 lb-ft more than the 2017 Ford GT supercar. Power is still sent through a 10-speed automatic. The extra power comes courtesy of a bump in boost, a Whipple intercooler, and a full Borla exhaust kit. Ford hasn’t listed performance numbers, but considering the standard model hits 60 mph in just over 5 seconds, a 0-60 mph in the mid 4s isn’t out of the question.
The engine isn’t the only that’s been upgraded. The F-22 F-150 Raptor gets a Deaver rear spring pack and Fox bypass series shocks with adjustable compression and rebound valving. Innov8 Racing custom forged beadlock wheels with Falken Wildpeak tires hide six-piston calipers and upgraded rotors. There’s a 1.3-million candela LED KC Hilites lighting system straight across the roof. A DeBerti two-tire, gas and ProEagle jack holder are there in case of a puncture.
The truck also gets wider carbon-fiber fender flares as well as carbon fiber hood and fender vents. The Sherwin-Williams silver and black paint has a number of F-22 Raptor cues, including silhouettes on the doors and a large “F-22” logo across the doors. The hood replaces the block “Ford” logo with another silhouette of the F-22.
The Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor was purchased by Gary Ackerman of Gaudin Ford in Las Vegas, Nevada for $300,000. Ackerman serves as Honorary Commander/Ambassador for the United States Air Force’s F-22 Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Now we just hope Ford considers adding a little more power to the standard model.