Ford knows how to celebrate the first day of winter

Ken Block needs no introduction. He’s the pro rally driver turned famed driver of the Gymkhana film series. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor needs no introduction either. It’s been written about in these online pages hundreds of times. So what happens when Block meets Raptor on a snowy winter’s day? Fun.

Ford tossed a set of Raptor keys at Block and let him have fun on snow-covered hills in some that resembles Hoth from Star Wars. The Raptor didn’t have any trouble trouncing through the deep powder thanks to its Triple Peak-rated BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, tall ground clearance, Fox Racing shocks, and six computer-controlled drive modes.

Of course, the Raptor’s main weapon in its arsenal is the 450-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. This twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum, direct-injection engine kicks out a stump-pulling 510 pound-feet of torque. That’s more than enough to launch this full-size truck over any snow bank in this hemisphere.

The 2017 Ford Raptor is finally on sale after more than a year of waiting. Prices start at $48,325 for the SuperCab and $51,310 for the larger SuperCrew model.

Read our full review on the Ford F-150 Raptor here.

Mark McNabb
Mark McNabb was a contributor at TopSpeed from 2013 to 2018. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray.  Read More
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