F-150 Raptor Tag

Once upon a time, sport trucks took a back seat in favor of a new breed of pickups. A breed specialized in off-road shenanigans, that is. The Raptor launched in 2009 for the 2010 model year with a choice of two V8s, then Ford redesigned the dune-bashing pickup for 2017 with two fewer cylinders and a twin-turbocharged setup to boot. Although more capable off the beaten path compared to its predecessor, the second-generation Raptor came under a lot of criticism for its force-fed V6 engine. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost, save for the lack of aural titillation we all expect from this kind of vehicle. Fortunately for Raptor enthusiasts, the six-cylinder in the third-gen Raptor is a little more exciting. The Dearborn-based automaker didn’t stop there, though. It also engineered the 2021-and-newer Raptor to accommodate 37-inch tires from the factory. The cherry on top had to wait until