Ken Block has a brand new toy and due to a video of the Hoonigan crew, we’re invited to make the Ford's Block check The F-150 Raptor from SVC for the primary time.
Block and the Hoonigans posted the video on YouTube final Thursday. He introduces the Star Diver and Rally Rider who check the modified truck in an off-road paradise, Moab (Utah). In keeping with Block, the truck was delivered in December, but it surely was very busy. He has simply examined the car.
SVC does quite a lot of customized work for the F-150 Raptors and, in fact, Block has despatched his beast to one of the best of its potential. The truck is completed in Avalanche Grey and shows distinctive Hoonigan graphics on the again. The black vinyl is reflective as seen on one of many earlier Block Gymkhana vehicles.
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After all, the truck is rather more than a set of graphics, wheels and tires, though the rolling inventory is spectacular. The truck options large 37-inch Toyo tires mounted on Fifteen52 Turbomac HD wheels, impressed by the wheels Block drives on his rally vehicles. The Raptor sports activities new fiberglass panels to create a wider entrance finish, which features a entrance bumper and wheel arches impressed by pre-racers. Beneath, it consists of new higher and decrease suspension arms, widened entrance axles CV and prolonged steering rods.
On the rear, the truck is supplied with triple shunt dampers, which constitutes a moderately aggressive configuration. The dampers might be adjusted over their total vary of movement. Principally, they may behave in a delicate means till the driving force begins to be aggressive. Then, they make up for the jumps, the bumps and all the pieces that’s thrown at them. General, the truck has a suspension stroke of 15 to 18 inches.
Beneath the hood, the SVC Raptor's three.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine is in inventory, apart from the exhaust, melody and a brand new intercooler. The turbo reduction valve can also be very noisy.
If you don’t want to remain within the technical rooms, skip after 10 minutes to observe Block take the truck on the road and take the Moab trails. It’s at this level which you could see all of the motion drifting on the aspect, the evacuation valves and the earth spitting.