We recently went off the beaten path with a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor in Moab, Utah to test the 2012 model's improved off-road chops. While Editor Paukert's tale of the experience certainly gets the point across, there's nothing quite like watching Ford's monster tackle the rocks and dirt in high-definition video, especially video that was taken by a hovering camera-equipped drone.

While the Raptor is best known for its desert-storming, dune-jumping prowess (we ourselves have greatly enjoyed getting all four wheels off the ground), what's truly amazing is watching a vehicle this big tackle some of Moab's toughest obstacles at a snail's pace. Follow the jump to see for yourself.


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      Jo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very impressive for stock vehicles. I still prefer watching them tear across the open desert though.
        Bavarian818
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jo
        I agree and thats what it was designed for.... for this, I would much prefer a Rubicon
      Frank
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool video and music!
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Wrangler of Pickups.
      Mark O
      • 2 Years Ago
      No Government Bailouts to Ford. My next truck (next month) is a Ford, trading in my GMC.
      bighawaii50
      • 2 Years Ago
      My Matrix can do that...
      Jarett Schneider
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how just when the vehicles about to scrape, they cut the scene.
        jonnybimmer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jarett Schneider
        @1:27 the exhaust pipes get pushed up & @1:36 the side step gets scraped too.
      belldn3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still ******* Ford.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        • 2 Years Ago
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      It's me!!!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      damn right still a FORD! Nothing better out there!
      bobmarley
      • 2 Years Ago
      every shot they show doesn't look that bad...all that terrain required is a little ground clearance and 4wd which almost any truck could do. It probably scraped in a lot of the deleted scenes too. I don't think this is a good display of the raptors capabilities.
        Stuka87
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bobmarley
        You have obviously never wheeled in Moab before. Camera's rare do it justice. Its actually quite impressive for a bone stock full size truck to make it through that trail.
      sirjaysmith
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yawn. Done Hell's Revenge numerous times in old stock Jeeps, if you have at least 31" tires, most 4x4s can do that trail (and a crown vic too!) Hell's Revenge is the most overhyped trail out there. Now if they did Poison Spider........
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should be Fords slogan "The Truck thats jumps and leapes over the competition" Toyota- "The Truck thats changing it all" What have they changed again? Chevy - "Chevy runs deep" Like a Rock" Umm maybe gets stuck deep in mud like a rock. Dodge - "Grab life by the horns" Not too bad
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