Connoisseurs know it: making this kind of jump with a 4×4, even a solid one, often ends in disaster.
Ford has just unveiled the new version of its F-150 Raptor, the brand’s extreme oval pickup (still reserved for the North American market). This Raptor retains a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and a reinforced chassis for intensive off-road use, with long-travel suspensions and parts capable of withstanding big shocks.
In the past, even these ultra-rugged machines have shown their weaknesses under extreme use: during big jumps in the dunes, the Raptor (like its competitor from Ram the TRX) literally broke their frames. Impossible to do a nice glide in the air without twisting the structure or, at the very least, destroying a suspension.
A perfect flight
But as you can see, Ford has visibly made progress in this flight exercise. long-distance “. This video shows the new Raptor filmed as part of a commercial shoot. He fell back on his wheels after a spectacular jump and didn’t seem to suffer in the least. Unless it is a model modified for the purposes of advertising?