In recent years, Ford has made it a habit to draw inspiration for vehicle designs from fighter jets just to satisfy the ever increasing appetite of their dedicated fan base. So much has been said about the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor inspired by F-22 Fighter Jet, its design and capabilities. Just recently at an auction, an individual forked out a whopping $300,000 just for the privilege of having the F-150 Raptor follow him home.
Well, the F-150 draws inspiration from the F-22 fighter jet but have no obvious similarities in terms of physical outlook. However, Ford has ensured that the F-150 truck is made of enough steel to give it the feeling one would get if given the opportunity to fly one of those fighter jets. So what exactly makes the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor inspired by F-22 fighter jet special?
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor inspired by F-22 Fighter Jet Exterior Design
On the exterior, Ford could not manage to make the F-150 look like a fighter jet. However, the company did just about enough to make the truck look aggressive and intimidating. Most noticeable are the impressive Innov8 wheel finished with custom made Falcon Wildpeak heavy-duty tires. Just for beauty and flare, the F-150 parades an expensive-looking candela exterior lighting system, carbon fiber fender flares, hood, and vent. The grille sporting design immediately brings the thought of an F-22 fighter jet to mind and the paint job is simply militaristic in appearance (custom black and gray).
Ford also opted for an improved exhaust system (made from stainless steel) with carbon fiber tips. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor inspired by F-22 is sleek, new and has all the making of a tremendous truck.
A lot of work also went into the design of the truck’s interior. Well, that should be expected with the hype surrounding the construction, design, and release of the F-22 inspired truck. A 1500-watt audio system makes the mark in an interior full of high-end designs and quality materials.
Jet cues also feature in the interior, going further to prove that this “beast” originates from an even bigger beast called the F-22. The seats and other designs follow the same design and construction we have come to love Ford for.
Yes, the exterior and interior of the F-150 feature some really impressive designs but the truck offers more than just that. It also features a 3.5-liter Ecoboost twin-turbocharged V6 engine. This “bad boy” has the capacity to generate as much as 545 horsepower, 660-pound feet which are an upgrade when compared to those of the stock version that features 450 horse power and a summed up 510-pound feet. The Borla exhaust mentioned earlier should do more for making the sound of the F-150 appealing. The stock version, well, does not sound too good. So the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor inspired by F-22 fighter jet is definitely an upgrade.
Price and Release date
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor inspired by F-22 fighter jet is an absolute catch and certainly does not look out of place when it literally stands by the side of an F-22 fighter jet. But not everyone would be willing to fork out $300,000 every time the truck either shows its face or is mentioned, like was the case at the recent auction. So how much would an F-150 truck cost? Considering the fact that a jet could cost as much as $150 million, the F-150 truck inspired by it should also command a high fee. Based on current valuations and the price of previous versions, the F-150 Ford truck should cost within the range of $50,000 to $60,000.
Since someone already owns a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor inspired by the F-22 fighter jet, the truck has been officially launched. As we are seen with other fighter jet inspired Ford trucks, these vehicles are customed made and are not your everyday truck.