• Apr 24, 2011
Ken Block's 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford decided to show its appreciation for Ken Block's work by gifting the Gymkhana god with a brand-new 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor. Once he took delivery of his gratis off-road rocket, Block wasted no time giving the truck a more acute sense of evil, courtesy of blacked-out wheels and a matte-black wrap.

Though its signature decals are gone, Block's 6.2-liter V8-powered pickup is still instantly recognizable as a Raptor, thanks to the louvered hood, bulging fenders, and Raptor-only grille and headlights. Block's new truck should be the perfect addition to his high-horsepower stable, with enough grunt to tow any of his non-street legal toys to his favorite playground, or as a brutal plaything in its own right.



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      James C
      • 3 Years Ago
      1. make net vids using own money 2. sign up for massive sponsor deals 3. join ford WRC.... proceed to crash... a lot 4....? 5. Profit + free uber cool truck
        Mayoman
        • 3 Years Ago
        @James C
        Actually he made his money by being the co-founder of DC shoes. Then after he had more money than he could ever want he decided to drive cars sideways for a living.
      David
      • 3 Years Ago
      Matte black on an off road toy / work horse seems counter-productive.
        Snark McGee
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David
        workhorse? The Raptor has a cargo capacity of 900lbs. This 100% toy :)
      rgee01
      • 3 Years Ago
      That actually looks pretty cool.
      Jdemonto
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very cool looking truck!
      xgeniusx83
      • 3 Years Ago
      is this one of a kind? The reason i ask is because I saw this or similar truck at a local bar near me in clifton, nj.
      Jim Lowe
      • 3 Years Ago
      The market for small trucks isn't there because the manufacturers took it away. I was able to buy a fully loaded 20009 Sierra, with allmoptions except navigation and a sunroof for lesss than I could get a loaded Canyon for from the same dealer. The incentives simply are not there for small trucks. I bought the larger truck because I wanted the most for my money. Years back, my stepdad ran into the problem when he bought his crew cab s10. The incentives were on the larger trucks and the dealer pushed hard for him to buy a Silverafo, but, it would not fit in his garage.
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim Lowe
        20009 Sierra!?!? Pics or it didn't happen!
      Tom Cottage
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very nice but Ken's non-street legal WRC toy would work very well like the new street legal RS car!!! I hope it will come on time!
        Rudukai13
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tom Cottage
        It would be cool to get a production version of the rally Fiesta that Ford has been distributing to their factory teams, but in reality it's a pipe dream and would never happen. Subaru was really the last manufacturer to sell a production version of their rally vehicle that was at least close to the race-prepped cars.
      secretsofsuccess
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow, este jeep esta guapisimo.. yo lo venderia en http://www.anuncioslapalma.com tenian una parecido pero más estilo Hummer que era casi tan guapo pero esto es un maquina !!
      Goahead
      • 3 Years Ago
      I agree with you Sir Lawrence. Ever rising carbon emissions and rising gas prices, I am afraid to say we should be more aggressive on fuel efficiency. What's the probability of that behemoth's getting decent gas mileage? It can't be no more than 7-8mpg on dirt trails... It's sad. We as Americans are bitching about high gas prices right now. It's damn $4 a gallon! Whoop de doo! Look at our neighbors in Europe! It's like $10 a gallon is UK and Germany! We are SPOILED brats! Come on people! Wake up and smell the coffee! I wish are gas prices are $10 a gallon. Then we are forced to be more conservative, stop depending on foreign oil, waging wars on countries who have oil which we have to send our troops for(of course nobody is admitting this). Then MAYBE we are forced not to drive gluttenous vehicles to go daily commuting to work and drive to go buy groceries! There is a reason why there are no Hummers, Escalades, Tahoes, and other obese vehicles in Europe. I am sick of it all....
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Goahead
        Goahead: Don't you have a life-sized blowup latext doll to go mess with? There is nothing wrong with owning this truck as a recreational vehicle. I am willing to bet that you Prius is more of a hazard to our environment than this truck will be. Doubt that this thing will be run for more than 5K per year. It a weekend toy. The folks that needs a stern talking to, are the idiots that would buy this as their sole means of conveyance. There was no need to go ape$hit on this post.
        mccall
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Goahead
        "I wish are gas prices are $10 a gallon." a stupid statement in so many ways
        Mark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Goahead
        What is it with people like you? Do you have some complex where you're overcome by an urge to rant on fuel prices everytime you see a truck? The Ford Raptor is in no way intended to get good mpg, it is in no way marketed towards people who need good mpg, it's a toy for people who can pay the running costs and want the fun. Ken Block getting a free one is also in no way of our wasteful ways. In case you haven't been paying attention, manufacturers give hi performance vehicles away to their racers all the time. And what would you give Ken Block? A Fiesta perhaps? a V6 Mustang? Obviously this would be the most fitting gift for a rally driver. "Can't be no more than 7..." Yeah no ****, you ever been on a dirt trail? its a bit more demanding on the vehicle than your everyday blast down the interstate. However the fact that that's the first thing you reference and not the on-road mileage where even these beasts will spend most of their time, means you're just looking for a reason to hate. Look just do us all a favor, go to autoblog green or something next time a picture of an Expedition or something makes you want to piss and moan expressly because the rest of the country isn't green enough for you.
        LEDfoot
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Goahead
        You are free to move to a country where gas is more expensive. Or you could wake up ans smell the gas fumes and go visit to realize that your perceived Utopian socialist society isn't quite there... But then you would have to find something else to spew ill conceived vitriol about.
        AJ
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Goahead
        Hey douchebag, just so you know the Raptor wasn't designed for road use infact several reviews state that while it has good enough road manners it is far from a perfect daily driver because of the suspensions and the gearing. This was made ground up to attack off road, there is nothing economical in its design and it isn't meant for regular people. I'll leave this behind: If you have to ask about the price or bitch about how much it is then you probably couldn't afford to have/run it in the first place. Deal with it, **** like this exists. Go drink some hippy tea or something. I wish gas was 10 a gallon so freaks like you would stop wasting the gas that I put to good use.
        T0pgear
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Goahead
        I think we're all missing the point here, it doesnt matter if several thousand people want to drive Raptors or Priuses because the bulk of cars sold today ON AVERAGE are getting better mileage. NOT because hippies asked them to, but because its just common sense. Who likes to spend their time/money at the pump? The industry as a whole is getting more efficient..as it should be, like any business. So drive whatever you want, as long as YOU the owner gets the satisfaction out of the operating cost. ...i do wish all of the raptors i see in Jersey had more dirt on them tho..lol
        BDolman
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Goahead
        you dont buy a truck to save fuel, and who cares the global warming craps all fake anyway, and yeah we got it cheap and we should take advantage, now get back in your vw bus and go pray to a tree hippy
        TruthHertz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Goahead
        The point I think you miss is that the gas prices now are being driven up by speculators much like it was back when Reagan was in office. However, Reagan lifted the moratorium on drilling and even though the actual drilling didn't start till many years later, the prices fell because of pending speculation. Oil futures are traded like stocks. If more oil looks like it may become available, the more people that usually bail on their position. Unfortunately our current dunce president has no intentions to drill right now and said during his election campaign that he wished there was a more gradual transition to the then $4 gallon gas prices in 2007. Meaning he has no issue with current fuel prices. Higher fuel prices raise the price on shipping of everything. Food, cloths, merchandise, cars, groceries, electronics, medical supplies, ect... People that use fuel for landscaping, harvesting crops, running generators, or construction have their bottoms lines cut and can't higher more workers or give raises to the ones they already have. Either that, or the service or good becomes more expensive. It takes money out of the pockets of everyone not only filling their gas tanks, but makes buying anything much more expensive. INFLATION They fact that you wish gas prices were $10 a gallon only shows how stupid you are. If you like Europe so much.... MOVE... I'll drive you to the Airport in my F-150 Raptor that will have enough room in the back for all your crap and help you put your Toyota Prius on Autotrader.
          TruthHertz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TruthHertz
          The fact of the matter is that Bush came in stomped Sadam (Oppressive Dictator) and stomped the Taliban (Oppressive Government). Because of these actions, the people in the middle east grew enough courage to fight their governments, thinking that the international community would help. Instead Obama just sat and waited while these governments slaughtered their own people. So Syria, Libya, Iran, Eqypt, Saudi Arabia, and other countries are all having massive pushes towards freedom for their people an I guess no credit goes to evil George Bush. It was Obama. If you didn't have the wool over your eyes, you'd see he's Jimmy Carter reincarnated, but much better looking.
          DrEvil
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TruthHertz
          I had no problem with your post, until I tripped across this: "Unfortunately our current dunce president has no intentions to drill right now and said during his election campaign that he wished there was a more gradual transition to the then $4 gallon gas prices in 2007. Meaning he has no issue with current fuel prices." Current president is actually one of the SMARTEST, most educated people to ever hold that office. Have a political ideology that is properly aligned with yours does not necessarily make a president smart. Do I agree with everything that Obama does? No. However, like it or not, it was under his guidance that the country was pulled back from the brink of a depression. GWB is the dumbest S.O.B to ever wear a suit, and he was president. How did you like the results of his eight years. Drilling for more oil is not the answer to our FUTURE fuel needs. Especially when it is widely know that more of half the world's oil reserves are gone, and at the current rate of global industrial growth/glut, we will use the remainder at more than twice the rate at which we used the first half of of world reserves. Steering the country down a more sustainable path, which by the way greatly benefits the country monetarily, IS the smart thing to do. P.S.: Taking government freebies away from the oil companies to pursue an alternate course was also the SMART thing to do. Remember when "We" all thought the earth was flat? that's where we are again now in our history.
          DrEvil
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TruthHertz
          TruthHertz: So, you're about to give Bush credit for the recent events in the middle-east? Bush's intention for going into Iraq, was simply to kill or murder the man who tried to kill his father. GWB is a very small minded creature who obvious did not think of the consequences (good or bad) of his actions. It was a naked revenge plot. I have no problem with him settling an old score with Saddam Hussein, I have a problem with him taking our country to war to do so.
        Lowland
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Goahead
        For the 12 billionth time, there vehicles you mentioned *are* on the roads of some European countries. They're not very common, but not exactly rare either.
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Matte paint ,black wheels....never been done before. Looks like every other truck at Home Depot on Saturday
        TruthHertz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        No it needs about 20 illegals in the back to do that...
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        Yeah right. Every truck at Home Depot has big fugly chrome rims.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      This isn't murdered out. The lights and reflective strips haven't been smoked or tinted at all.
        Justin Wilkinson
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Because it looks stupid for one, and two it's illegal in most states.
        JK
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        I just wish somebody murdering out something didn't pass for news.
        LEDfoot
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Smoked tail lights was all the rage in 1994...
      ramairjer
      • 3 Years Ago
      C'mon Ford, make a Ken Block appearance package for the Raptor.
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