There was a raucous sea of whoops, hollers and the rogue “yee-haw” when Ford launched the Raptor in 2009. It was the all-conquering, V8-powered desert sled America had been waiting for; a jacked-up F150 with a stonking great V8 and Baja-spec suspension.
Instantly ‘You-Ro-Peens’ got a bit jealous. Being the spoilt brats we are, we wanted a big badass truck to stonk around Shropshire in… even though it’d barely fit on our roads. And would cause a mild fuel crisis.