Ford F-150 Raptor Gets Chevy Power And A $600,000 Price Tag

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It's powered by a 650-horsepower small-block. Amazingly, the details only get crazier from there.

Just in case the factory Ford F-150 Raptor isn't luxurious or capable enough for you, there's a company out there that will build you an absolutely bonkers pre-runner based on the Raptor chassis, with luxury to spare.

The "Spitfire Luxury Pre-Runner" from Jimco takes all that is great about the original truck and amplifies it, bolstering the performance with a 415 Chevy V8 built by Danzio Performance (sacrilege, we know), a 4-speed Turbo 400 transmission, and an even more extreme suspension setup. The interior, meanwhile, is given a full makeover that's equal parts pretty and functional, with hand-stitched leather and a boatload of motorsports-inspired features.

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Jimco
Jimco
Jimco

Those features include a LEADNAV off-road GPS, a Kenwood head unit with PCI intercom, Impact safety harnesses and window nets, and a Momo custom leather steering wheel. Even the seats are exchanged for custom leather Impact HS1 seats - as gorgeous and rich-looking as they are performance-focused.

Granted, how sumptuous your seats are will be the furthest thing from your mind when you're bombing across the desert in a high-priced trophy truck with 26 inches of wheel travel up front and 32 inches rear, sprung and damped by a set of Fox 3-inch coilovers. The wheels - 17-inch billet pieces from KMC Wheels - wear a positively massive set of 40-inch BFGoodrich KR3 desert racing tires. Be warned: those tires aren't DOT-approved for highway use.

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Throw in a Baja Designs LED light bar, uprated wiring from MoTec and Wirefab, and even an upgraded steering box, and you have a real beast of an off-road rig on your hands.

All told, Jimco's F-150 Raptor-based Spitfire Luxury Pre-Runner makes 650 horsepower - a good 200 hp more than a stock Raptor - and gobbles up terrain like it's its job. Is that worth the price of admission - somewhere north of $600,000? We'll let you be the judge.

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