• Feb 12, 2008
Click above for more shots of the Ford F150 "Raptor"

We've got to give the folks at Ford credit for the camoflague (or lack thereof) they've used to conceal the newest mule for the F150-based "Raptor" pickup. Despite the artfully placed stickers on the windows and bumper, nothing can draw attention away from the massively flared wheel arches and lifted ride-height of the off-road mule.

According to a report from Pickuptruck.com, the four-wheeled titan will be sporting a Fox Racing-tuned suspension, 35-inch tires and possibly a supercharged V8 pulled from the upcoming Boss Mustang when it's unveiled in the next year or two.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like any other F-150 to me. They better Raptor up some more horsepower out of that engine if they want to stay competative
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like any other stadium truck styled F150 i see on the road often here in the valley. Besides the fenders (which are available aftermarket for just about every truck) what makes them feel it is the raptor mule?
      • 6 Years Ago
      GIVE US A DIESEL.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now that I see Dan is right about the clearance on the truck, but i believe the truck is not really meant to go rock crawling or mud swamping or anything like that. From the look of the truck i would say its main purpose is that of a baja truck or just a decent truck to hit the sand dunes. Are you guys sure that this truck is a test mule and not just somebody's modified pick-up?
      • 6 Years Ago
      the front looks like parts from old f-150s...


      Gotta love PreRunners! as for the stickers...best camouflage ever!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where are the running lights? This appears to be overwidth.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Did anybody notice the big red button on the dash??? Which also happens to be the same button that they use in all the test mules, something to think about
      • 6 Years Ago
      I may be lost on my history since I'm not really a truck guy, but "Raptor" doesn't seem like a truck name. "Grizzly" or "Kodiak" -- yeah, sure, but "bird of prey?" Just doesn't sit right with me. Bird of prey names should be for small, fast cars. Big trucks should be named after big but surprisingly agile and quick animals, like bears.
      Perhaps the Ford F150 Musk Ox? The F150 Rhinocerous? F150 Woolly Mammoth?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone know what that round sticker on the bumper is???
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sweeett!! I bet the realy thing will look awsome with some bead locks maybe? As stated above pre-runners are very popular in the west all over here in So Cal. This are is definatly the market where these will sell quik.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now that the big button is pointed out and the rear center brake light of the cabin looks like the redesigned one I think it is a mule. Saying that, this one is only testing the suspension since it's with the old body. That's why it looks like Billy Bobs truck. All the body pieces are changed or aftermarket just to allow travel.
      Chris
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think that it may really be a test mule because you can see that the front lower chrome bumper sticks out like it did on the 2009 mules that were photographed a couple of months ago.

      There is also a JD Fabrication sticker on the back window. They are the only company that sells anything long-travel for an F150. They make a long travel front suspension for it, but that truck in the picture does not have that suspension.

      http://www.jdfabrication.com/photos/ford/new4x4/DSCF0104.asp

      I think that they just put those stickers on there to try to fool people.
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