Ford recently teamed up with the Ford Performance team to create a one-off F-150 Raptor – inspired by the F-22 fighter jet. The appropriately named Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor was auctioned for $300k with the proceeds going to at Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh to benefit the group’s Young Eagles.
“Few things are as streamlined, as gloriously intimidating as the shape, metallic color and sinister speed a fighter jet represents,” stated Ford design manager Melvin Betancourt . “The simple, extreme functionality of the cockpit alone proved inspiring, prompting the team to create matte finishes, purposeful gauges, controls for ready proximity and dramatic LED lighting for the instrument panel.”
Some of the upgrades include a whipple-intercooled, 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost® making 545 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque; Modified Addictive Desert Design front suspension and bump stop kit; Fox bypass series shocks with adjustable compression and rebound valving; Innov8 Racing custom forged beadlock wheels; Alcon six-piston painted calipers and a 1,500 watts Kicker audio system. The Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor is finished off with a unique Sherwin-Williams exterior paint integrating F-22 Raptor jet cues including titanium grille with front silhouette of the aircraft.
Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager, said the F-22 F-150 Raptor celebrates the fighter jet’s dominance of the skies and the consistent leadership of F-Series on the ground. “Our long-standing commitment to Young Eagles encourages new talent to enter the world of flight, while highlighting the freedom, power, speed and agility shared by the Ford F-150 Raptor and the F-22 Raptor fighter jet,” he added.