The doors even open and the wheels can turn.
Now that the new Ford F-150 has shown its face, attention has turned to the all-new F-150 Raptor. It'll be one mean truck that we anticipate will come in both V6 and V8 flavors, with the latter taking on the new Ram 1500 TRX. Lower down in the Ford truck lineup, rumors of a Ranger Raptor have been rampant for some time, with one of the more recent reports indicating that it'll be powered by a turbocharged V6 engine. Until this happens, and to fill the current Ranger Raptor-sized hole in our hearts, a sensational wood carving of a Ranger Raptor has been created.
The nine-minute clip is sped up, with the process starting with a massive hulk of wood that is eventually transformed into an intricate work of art. If the whole process were recorded in real-time, you'd need to find a way to spend 25 days in front of your computer because that's how long the entire project took, which isn't surprising considering what a fine job was done.
Using a drill and chisel to carve out the various body parts, the attention to detail required is something to behold. It reminds us of this artist's previous work when creating an equally impressive wood carving of an Audi Q7.
Scroll ahead to around the four-minute mark, and the carver begins creating the Raptor's wheels, an intricate process considering their size and the design of the original alloys. Later, the finished product is revealed and this is no ordinary wooden model car - it's a fully functional one, too. Along with turning wheels, all four doors and the rear tailgate can be opened, and they do so with an impressively solid thunk. The proportioning is spot-on, too, and this Ford pickup won't be mistaken for anything else. All we need now is Ford to drop a V8 engine under the hood of the actual Ranger and bring us the pickup we've been dreaming about for so long. Touch wood.