This F-150 Raptor Flatbed Truck Has Left Us Speechless

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Whatever floats your boat - or hauls your snowmobile.

If there's one frequent criticism that's been earned by Ford's outgoing F-150 Raptor, it's that it uses a twin-turbo V6 - not a V8 - to make its power. It's no ordinary V6, mind you, being quite closely related to the 660-horsepower EcoBoost mill in the exclusive Ford GT supercar, and generating a substantial amount more power and torque than the 6.2L Boss V8 found in the 2010-'14 SVT Raptor. But for such an emotional, enthusiast-focused truck, that's rather beside the point.

That said, one criticism we don't believe we've ever come across is that the F-150 Raptor never offered a flatbed. But here we are.

This supercharged V8-powered Raptor flatbed truck isn't a "true" Raptor; it started life as a 2020 crew cab Ford F-150 Lariat with Ford's 5.0L Coyote V8 under the hood, before undergoing some extensive cosmetic surgery and picking up a factory F-150 Raptor suspension. It sports the Raptor's front end, including both the aggressive front fascia and heavy-duty black bumper with skid plate, and vented Raptor front fenders with the telltale matte black cladding.

But that's all quite tame compared to what's featured at the back of the truck: a bespoke, utilitarian short-length flat bed perfect for hauling snowmobiles, a flatbed camper, welding machine, a fuel tank (as seen in these photos), and plenty more. To help it cope with payloads of all sizes, the truck also features an adjustable airbag suspension, affording it a soft, comfortable ride day-to-day and impressive load-carrying when needed.

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The truck was built by Texas-based PaxPower, which specializes in custom-built "dream trucks" and has a particular penchant for Ford Raptors, working alongside Turnkey Industries. If the custom flatbed rear isn't quite enough to satisfy your appetite, you should know that the factory 5.0L V8 has been cranked up to a lethal 750 horsepower, courtesy of a Stage 2 Whipple supercharger.

PaxPower's flatbed V8 Raptor is one of the most unique custom truck builds we've ever laid eyes on, and from a company that specializes in V8 and PowerStroke F-150 Raptor conversions, that's saying something.

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