2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Gets Serious Air With a Snow Ramp
We were under the impression that Raptor’s were stationary creatures, but over the past several weeks, we’ve seen various instances of them getting some serious hang time. Either history lied to us, or the new rendition in a Ford body is doing some crazy stuff. At this point, we’re ready to call it a Ford Ramptor after the video we watched for how they can handle hitting a ramp at high speeds. (That’s not a typo.)
The initial Gen 1 Raptor was more of a land creature, and when it launched over a decade ago, many owners treated it like a trophy truck. Those adventures led to severe frame damage and set off the airbags, which as you know, can lead to a total loss (if it exceeds the cost to replace).
Ford took notice and reinforced the Raptor in the second generation, but it seems like they’ve taken it a step further than we once thought. With the second video in just a few weeks, we’re seeing Raptors flying. Evolution, or something along those lines, right?
Well, the latest Raptor jump takes place in the snow, which seems to make everything easier. You can build a ramp out of it when there’s enough on the ground, and the landing is less terrifying than concrete or hard dirt. The scene was set for this Gen II F-150 Raptor that took place a few weeks ago in Austria.
Vlogger Schaefchen took the Raptor to new heights and in the video. You can see how he takes off at high speed and lands the performance truck without issue. With that said, it wasn’t without a hold your breath moment. Once the truck bounced off and proceeded forward, it went across a bank of snow that formed on the main road and almost flipped. Although it appears to be something he could have avoided in the video, the driver mentions how his helmet slipped and couldn’t see where he was going.
Despite almost crashing, everything turned out fine. In the Instagram post, the driver describes that “nothing broke, drives like new.” So, that’s good news, and it goes back to the point we established above – the Raptor has certainly evolved into a new species as we continue seeing more of these jump videos.