Occasional WRC runner Ken Block has an all-new project on the stocks, having unveiled his Ford F-150 RaptorTRAX, which is being billed as 'the ultimate backcountry snowboard expedition vehicle'.
The Hoonigan Racing Division ace's monster machine also happens to be the world's fastest snowcat for backcountry snowboarding and will star in an upcoming video to be released this coming winter.
“This project is something I've had in my head for awhile now,” Block explained, “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 pick-up 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 set-up 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.
If you can't wait for Block to release footage of the RaptorTRAX in action later this year, and happen to be in Aspen, Colorado this week, it will be on display at Winter X Games.