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