If our love affair with the Ford Raptor isn’t quite clear, please allow us to let you know that we think it is one of the most bad-ass trucks ever built. It not only has a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with a mean 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque that gets it to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, but it is also built to handle some of the meanest terrain you could imagine driving a street-legal truck on.
Well, we apparently aren’t the only ones that fell in love with it, as a one was displayed at the Cipate Police Equipment Exhibition in Beijing, China. And this is no normal Raptor, as Haiqiao Industry removed the bed and put a massive RV-like cab on the backside.
So, why would a police vehicle need a cab? Well, this particular model is designed for long-distance border patrol in China. Inside this massive cab is a bed, so the officer can take a much-needed break after a long shift; a cooking set, so the patrolling officer is properly fed; and a set of red seats for taking a load of comfortably.
This Raptor isn’t all comfort either, as it comes with the standard police equipment, including: search lights, a light bar and a speaker.
What makes this even more interesting is that the Raptor isn’t even available in China . Nope, Haiqiao gets them shipped in on the “grey market” from California and dresses them up for the government. It seems odd for a Government to purchase grey market vehicles, but so be it.
This particular model runs 1.3 million Chinese Yuan ($211,500) and only the Chinese government can purchase them for now, but the company is debating opening up to the civilian market.
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The 2013 Raptor is one of the sickest trucks ever built, thanks to its impressive on-road performance and incredible off-road competence. Its 6.2-liter V-8 engine puts own 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque and suspension that is more than capable of handling just about any off-road terrain that you can throw at it.
Helping it handle the off-road terrain is the Raptor’s electronic-shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system, electronic-locking rear differential and Fox Racing Shox. Towing is also a breeze, thanks to the standard trailer sway control system and trailer brake controller.
The Raptor comes in at a hefty base price of $43,920, but we think it is well worth it for the true off-road enthusiast.