What does an air force fighter jet have in common with a Ford truck?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford F-150, Ford Trucks, Just for Fun, Performance, Technology on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 9:25 am
Ford F-150 Raptor and F-22 fighter jet

Check out the Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor

Every summer, hundreds of thousands of people descend on Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the annual EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AirVenture. AirVenture is one of the largest air shows and conferences in the world, attracting visitors from all over the world. This year’s AirVenture featured a first-of-its-kind F-22-inspired Ford F-150 Raptor. The Raptor already has a great reputation for performance and capability, but with some accents and inspiration borrowed from one of the Air Force’s top fighter jets, the Raptor really soars. Check out the Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor! 

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Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor features

When Ford’s design team met with Ford Performance to begin planning this F-22-inspired Raptor, there was a lot to cover. There are a number of different aspects added to upgrade the Raptor to fighter jet status. As far as performance and handling goes, the F-22 Raptor offers a whipple-intercooled high-output 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost® making 545 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque, a Modified Addictive Desert Design front suspension and bump stop kit, Fox bypass series shocks with adjustable compression and rebound valving to customize damping for on-road and off-road use, Upgraded Alcon six-piston painted calipers, oversized rotors, high-friction pads, and so much more!

Ford F-150 Raptor doors open

Ford F-150 Raptor and F-22 fighter jet

Ford Raptor Auction, EAA

The special-edition Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor was auctioned off at this year’s EAA AirVenture for a whopping $300,000! All of the proceeds from the auction went to the EAA Young Eagles program. Based out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Young Eagles advocate and encourage the entry of youth into the aerospace field and flight. The lucky auction winner was none other than Gary Ackerman of Gaudin Ford in Las Vegas. This raptor couldn’t have found a better home, as Ackerman is the Honorary Commander/Ambassador for the United States Airforce’s F-22 squadron at Nellis Airforce Base in Nevada! While this truck was one-of-a-kind, Houston Ford has a full selection of Ford trucks – even some Raptors –  just waiting to be test driven. Stop by to check them out yourself!

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