There’s no question that Ford’s F-150 Raptor is the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup, and there’s absolutely nothing else like it on the road. But at least around me, you see them EVERYWHERE, usually driven by dudes with money who have no intentions of ever taking them off-roading and just want to look cool.
Me on the other hand, I’ve driven a Raptor in Baja before, getting airborne and seeing just what these crazy trucks can do. SO. MUCH. FUN. Now, a Michigan-based outfit is looking to take on the almighty Raptor with a rugged F-150 of their own. Check out the Mil-Spec Automotive F-150, a “tactically inspired alternative to Ford’s Raptor” that has been given a serious dose of testosterone.
Under the hood is a naturally aspirated, 5.0L V-8 engine that puts out 500-horsepower. And unlike the EcoBoost V6 in the Raptor, this bad boy sounds insane. The truck gets the wide-body treatment, Baja front/rear bumpers, and a MSA Design Works front fascia. The $8,600 Baja Exterior Appearance Package includes a low-profile roof rack, chase rack with spare-tire carrier, and 2 KC Light Pod systems.
Of course, if you plan on taking this bruiser off-road, you’ll want to add the $6,000 Baja Performance Suspension Package. This optional setup utilizes Fox Racing components and allows up to 11 inches of wheel travel and 13.5 inches of increased track width over a stock F-150. The Mil-Spec F-150 sports 20-inch Black Rhino Arsenal wheels with 37-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires.
As you can see, this truck looks aggressive as hell, and it’s sure to turn heads wherever you go. The truck is available in four colors (Agate Black, Magnetic Grey, Lead Foot Grey, and Oxford White), and it has a starting price of $85,000, while a fully loaded model will set you back $99,800.
That’s some serious money, but Mil-Spec says that trucks like this often fetch $150,000. In which case this is a relative bargain.
What do you guys think of the Mil-Spec Automotive F-150?