2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Aims To Steal Range Rover SVR Glory

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When performance vehicles gets exported from the US to markets with heavy taxation policies on high displacement engines, their prices typically skyrocket in the import market. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is no exception in the UK.

The Raptor costs more than £78,000 across the pond, which translates to about $96,500. That’s quite insane, as that kind of money can get you a reasonably decked out Tesla Model X stateside. In the US, one needs to spend only $48,500 for a basic F-150 Raptor.

But enthusiasts aren’t perturbed by this, and they understand that when importing a ride like the Raptor, it’s only reasonable to expect such steep pricing. In fact, it can be a more affordable alternative to the Range Rover Sport SVR which starts at close to £93,500.

Of course that’s because the SVR offers a lot more luxury than the F-150 and produces a hefty 550hp, 502lb-ft torque. The Raptor on the other hand is worth 450hp and 510lb-ft torque. At the end of the day, having a more affordable alternative would only benefit consumers.

For those who have more dough to spare, Carscoops reveals that they could opt for the a supercharging package for the Raptor from supercar and luxury dealer Sutton Bespoke that pushes output close to 600hp. The best part is that it only sets them back an extra £10,800. What really makes the Raptor expensive, however, is the right-hand drive conversion which costs £36,000.