If you’re looking for a truck that will get you through almost anything the world can throw at it, you’d have the right idea if you looked towards Ford. The F-150 is a good’n, and the Raptor even more so with the latest model boasting a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 coupled to a ten-speed automatic. It produces 450hp and 510lb-ft of torque.
But while Ford’s slogan for the truck is ‘Built Tough’, this does take into account a certain amount of intelligence from the driver. If you start flinging your truck over jumps at 60mph, which this driver did above, you need to expect the truck to hit you back. The truck flies through the air gracefully to around 90 feet, but the landing is a bit less graceful and a bit more sudden.
The truck slams into the ground and comes to a sudden stop which launches the airbags. There’s considerable damage to the front of the car body and suspension, and I doubt the driver feels any better. You can see him later in the video being looked after by paramedics as he lies on the ground.
While this video is now 7 years old, it’s still racking up views and making us all scream at our screens. How did the driver really think this would turn out? A nice soft landing in a mound of kitten fluff? Rumour has it that the driver even insisted that his insurance company would pay for the damages to the vehicle. We’re not so sure…