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This is the MegaRaptor
For when a Ford Raptor isn't enough, F250R has you covered
Not a single person, except perhaps John Hennessey, has ever looked a Ford Raptor in the headlight and thought “yes, this is excellent. I just wish it was a bit more…extreme”. Well, turns out Mr Hennessey is not alone. Welcome, everyone to the MegaRaptor.
It’s the work of F250R, which is based in Tucson, Arizona. While the regular Raptor is based on the Ford F150, the MegaRaptor is based on the Ford F250 or 350 Superduty – a much bigger truck, with much better towing capacity. F250R strips them back to their component parts, before fitting massive wheels and tyres, special suspension (a four-inch Icon lift with Bilstein shocks) and extra fibreglass bodywork (and new headlights) designed to mimic the latest Raptor’s “sexy sport look”.
According to F250R, the taller tyres help “lift the differentials out of mud, snow, rocks”, and the relatively tame four-inch lift keeps the centre of gravity low for stability. The cheaper ‘SuperRaptor’ gets 40-inch Michelins, while the MegaRaptor (pictured) gets mammoth 46s (and the more open wheel wells needed to accommodate them). The Mega also gets rims as used on MRAP military vehicles, which is very cool indeed.
While the factory Raptor gets an EcoBoost V6, MegaRaptors most certainly do not. F250R recommends Ford’s 6.7-litre turbodiesel, which gives 440bhp and a most healthy 925lb ft of torque as standard. Not that you have to keep it that way…
A MegaRaptor is $28,000 on top of your donor truck, and a SuperRaptor $22,000. Check out their site for more pics.