We ride along in the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at the Mint 400 in Nevada.
(upbeat rock music) We're just outside Las Vegas for the 2016 Mint 400. Now I just got out of a 2017 F-150 Raptor that Foutz Motorsport has had and modified specifically to enter in the factory stock class of this race.
Now, my legs are still a little wobbly and my stomach is very wobbly, probably won't be eating much today, but the experience was absolutely incredible. The truck itself had three seats, so they had the driver, the navigator, and then a third seat kind of in back of the super cab to allow me to see everything that they were doing. It was incredible, like I said, we did one lap of a two lap race for this factory stock class. So we went about 110 miles through incredible deep backwoods desert territory. We were on roads that I can't imagine anybody experiences, maybe more than once or twice if they have to for work, but we're flying up remote desert power line roads, we're navigating up through dry washes with giant boulders strewn all over the place, we're even shooting across dry lake beds where we saw speeds that were perfectly safe and legal for this race at about a buck ten, and that was amazing to feel how well and stable this vehicle does both on the horrible choppy terrain, as well as the nice, even and smooth terrain. Now, why are we here, why is this truck here? Well this is part of Ford's durability testing, so they're fine-tuning the calibrations for the transmission and the power train to take back to their engineers. They're collecting data, take that information back to the engineers in Dearborn, and then those inputs and those calibrations can be adjusted or modified for the new 2017 F-150 Raptor that we're going to see come out later this fall. But for right now, if you want to know more information about this truck and this race and how we almost lost our breakfast inside this truck, you're going to have to go to PickupTrucks.com. (truck revving)