After Ford’s reintroduction of the Raptor to its vehicle lineup, it was only a matter of time before ROUSH got its hands on it, and 2017 ROUSH Raptor production began almost immediately. Now, to celebrate the Raptor’s rebirth, ROUSH has teamed up with RPG Off-Road to produce a one-of-a-kind SEMA special, built to perform anywhere. The truck was on display all week in ROUSH’s booth at Ford Out Front.
The idea behind the ROUSH/RPG Off-Road Raptor was the concept of a truck that could conquer the backwoods as well as the boulevards, with no-compromise upgrades. As with each ROUSH Raptor, the “Overlander” concept is equipped with the best suspension upgrades available – the result of the ROUSH and FOX Suspension development teams. The full 3.0 suspension system features remote reservoirs for extended high speed control, as well as greater valve controls throughout the suspension range.
The special SEMA build also features an EcoBoost powertrain upgrade from ROUSH, consisting of a ROUSH Performance Pac Level 1, delivering 500 horsepower and 562 lb-ft of torque!
RPG’s extensive list of off-road articulation upgrades include off-road upper control arms, tie rods, frame support kit, rear leaf springs, while protection upgrades include an RPG Off-Road Overlanding Conversion, front and rear bumpers, chase rack, and BFGoodrich 37-inch KM2 tires. A range of lighting upgrades from Baja Designs provide an added level to the truck’s off-road abilities.