It’s been a while since Ford F-150 Raptor has been available in the market. Although still fresh, conventional Raptor is already archived under yesterday’s news section. To sate even more demanding performance and off-road truck enthusiasts’ thirst, Hennessey has tuned their own VelociRaptor to 600 horsepower. However, in this performance-crazed world, even that doesn’t look too impressive. So, where to go from there? Ask F250R from Tucson, Arizona. They seem to know the answer.
What they have in store for everyone willing to part with at least $28,000 plus a donor vehicle, is their vision of the ultimate Ford Raptor. The MegaRaptor. No, the MegaRaptor is not a Godzilla/Transformers mashup of a ultimate killer truck. MegaRaptor is basically a heavily modified Ford F-250 Super Duty, but “basic” is a term that’s simply unfit besmirching this behemoth’s image. With that in mind, the F-250 MegaRaptor would cost you at least around $60,000. Provided you opt for the $32,500 Ford F-250 XL and abstain from checking any of the options boxes.
Needless to say, the F250R Raptor ‘s rig sports numerous upgrades by itself. It remains Power Stroke-powered as 6.7L diesel V8 remains MegaRaptor’s centerpiece. It does so under clamshell-hinge forward-opening hood and Raptor-like front fascia, though. When you cast your eyes upon it, you’ll likely notice the absence of both front and rear fenders. They simply had to go in order to give way for huge 46-inch Michelin XZL tires and MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) anti-land mine vehicle aluminum wheels.
Humongous wheels, in turn, demanded additional alterations to the blue collar Blue Oval. MegaRaptor is 4 inches higher than its donor vehicle. It also sports Bilstein 5100 shocks, multipack rear leaf springs, and a few welds in order to fill in the blanks. F250R will offer $1,600 leather seats, $650 in-bed spare tire carrier, $1,450 Amp Research electric steps, and numerous other options from different headlamps to additional performance upgrades. One such performance upgrade is their custom exhaust kit. It apparently adds 140 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque without messing with the truck’s emissions.
If MegaRaptor is too intimidating for you, fear not. F250R offers SuperRaptor as well. It’s basically the same thing riding on 40-inch Procomp tires and 17-inch Raceline wheels, this time. SuperRaptor also requires F-250 Super Duty donor vehicle, but conversion starts from $22,000. There you have it folks. If you’re in need of a heavy duty desert crawling truck, and F-150 Raptor simply doesn’t cut it for you (in terms of size) – look no further. MegaRaptor should do the trick.