Even when Ken Block isn't starring in the latest Gymkhana video or tearing up Global RallyCross courses, he's finding new ways to redefine "awesome" as it applies to motorsports. For evidence of this, look no further than Block's latest Monster-badged creation, the Ford F-150 RaptorTrax.

Billed as the "world's fastest snowcat," the RaptorTrax started life as a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, and then a set of Mattracks were put in place where the truck's bead-locked wheels and meaty rubber once resided. The goal was to create a truck that made it easier – and presumably more fun – for Block and his buddies to hit the slopes on their snowboards. Aside from the obvious track upgrades, this truck also received a Whipple supercharger, full roll cage, Recaro seats, an in-bed snowboard rack, a roof basket and a rear-mounted winch – you know, just in case something or someone actually manages to get this truck stuck.

The RaptorTrax will be on display later this week at the Winter X Games in Apsen, CO, but we'll have to wait until next winter for a full Block-worthy video of the truck. A full press release from Hoonigan Racing Division is posted below, and a high-res image can be found by clicking above.
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January 21st, Park City, UT: Hoonigan Racing Division's Ken Block has an all-new project: his Ford F-150 RaptorTRAX, the ultimate backcountry snowboard expedition vehicle. Block's RaptorTRAX also happens to be the world's fastest snowcat for backcountry snowboarding and will star in an upcoming video to be released Winter 2014/15.

"This project is something I've had in my head for awhile now," said Block. "I absolutely love my daily driver Ford Raptor, especially since I live out here in the mountains of Park City, so to build out this mountain assault vehicle with a Raptor as the base platform made total sense to me. It's an absolute beast of a machine and I'm stoked with how it's turned out. Next up is for me to take it deep into the backcountry ASAP to help me and some friends slay some powder on our snowboards for a video project due out later this year."

Built from a Ford Racing prepared F-150 Raptor pickup truck and further enhanced by Special Vehicle Concepts in California, the truck features snowboard racks, a roof basket, a rear-mounted winch, interior storage for snacks and drinks, an exterior stereo setup for blasting music on-site and plenty of exterior-mounted Rigid Industries lighting to help guide the way, the RaptorTRAX is purpose-built to be the best tool possible for reaching serious backcountry powder.

In addition to the things that help make it the best for a day of riding, the RaptorTRAX has performance to back up the looks. Featuring a Whipple supercharged 6.2L V8, a full roll cage, Recaro seating and four burly Mattracks, there's not much that can stand in its way on the mountain.

Like what you see? Stay tuned for the RaptorTRAX in action in a full video later this year, winter 2014/2015. If you can't wait that long, you can also see it on display at Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, later this week with Monster Energy.


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      J W
      • 11 Months Ago
      The rear mounted winch... I have a feeling that's more for "Let the cable out and I'll grab my board and let's go!" then for getting the truck out when it gets stuck. :D
      Will
      • 11 Months Ago
      Those are some solid Tony Harmer photos right there.
      PTC DAWG
      • 11 Months Ago
      That thing couldn't keep up with a real snowmobile to save its life.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @PTC DAWG
        [blocked]
        CB
        • 11 Months Ago
        @PTC DAWG
        True, but how many snowmobiles seat five and keep them warm and dry?
        Stuka87
        • 11 Months Ago
        @PTC DAWG
        Depends on the snowmobile. A hopped up one, sure it would win. But a off the show room floor low to mid range model, I doubt it. The truck may weigh more, but it has a lot more traction and still has a 411hp V8. And those tracks will keep the truck on top of the snow, it won't sink down. It would actually be a pretty cool race. Big price difference, but the truck will seat 5 and haul all your gear.
      luigi.tony
      • 11 Months Ago
      Who is Ken Block, and where is he going to need this?
        kuntknife
        • 11 Months Ago
        @luigi.tony
        Ken Block refers to the cooperative creation between an energy drink, a car manufacturer, and some skateboarding shoe company. While its steady-state is a gelatenous substance, with enough hype and money a Ken Block can take a human-like form. While it doesn't actually *do* anything, it generally impresses the masses (kind of like fireworks). It's up the marketing teams of all of the parties involved to determine if enough "street cred" will be generated given the amount of money needed to get a Ken Block to "do something rad". These meetings are generally fueled by copious amounts of energy drinks and regret. It is believed that a Ken Block can't communicate with humans yet. While some disagree based on the fact that he says "ain't care", most educated people believe this is just some noise he has been taught to make, similar to how parrots can "talk".
          AcidTonic
          • 11 Months Ago
          @kuntknife
          He is also incapable of driving anything sold at a dealership.... He only advertises products the company doesn't make or won't sell.
          • 11 Months Ago
          @kuntknife
          [blocked]
      RampantFury
      • 11 Months Ago
      Ken Block is pretty much the embodiment of the ultimate mid-life crisis.
      audisp0rta4
      • 11 Months Ago
      Badass!! Hope he has to ride on snow at all times tho. Tracks are torture on dry tarmac.