At first glance, you probably think this truck is a product of Stark Industries.  It definitely looks the part, but this high-tech beast is not the result of Tony Stark's brilliance.  This is a truck we can all enjoy and it's not reserved for the Hollywood elite.

To build a truck as brutally powerful as this, you need a good platform for starters.  When Ford rolled out the Raptor, compliments of SVT, the off-road world rejoiced.   This is a truck that does what it says and does it right.  It was born in Baja and is more suited for a desert race than a McDonald's drive-thru. 

We got the scoop on the "Luxury Performance Raptor" as it is called from owner Chris Ross.  Our first question was, "Why did you choose the Ford Raptor?"  Chris says, "I bought the Raptor the day after I saw Tanner Faust race a HALO Diver on Top Gear."  That's a good enough reason for us.  If you haven't seen the video, here is the link on YouTube.  It is worth watching and you'll want a Raptor too.

Luxury Performance Raptor

October 29, 2011

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Chris knew he would need more than the stock 411 horsepower.  A quick trip to Hennessey Performance for their VelociRaptor 600SC package was next for this build.  Shortly thereafter he contacted Addictive Desert Designs in AZ with a list of add-on goodies.  Chris says, "A few days later, I was asked to bring the truck to SEMA.  I guess I figured if I was going to do SEMA, I wanted to win BEST TRUCK OF SHOW, and the rest is history.  If you don't know about SEMA, you probably aren't a car nut.  SEMA is the place where the most radical, over-the-top rides show off every year.  It's a Mecca for car and truck enthusiasts.

There are now over 30 partners/sponsors and what started as a fun ride has turned into a 7 month obsession.  Chris says, "Somewhere along the way I received an e-mail from a non-profit organization in AZ called Phoenix SoldiersThey specialize in putting together extraordinary vacations for wounded soldiers. Next thing I knew, I was also putting together a trip for a couple of soldiers to join me at SEMA, and then to come with me down to the Baja off-road all the way to Cabo. This has been a really fun part of the project, and has also brought some great and generous people to the table to put a trip together for these soldiers that they will never forget."

If you noticed, the graphics package has been designed around a military theme to honor the soldiers. 

Chris says, "Affliction Clothing came aboard as the main sponsor of the trip we have put together for our soldiers. They have been fantastic to work with.  I have really cherished the level of commitment to giving that they have brought to this project."  When it all comes together, and everyone shares in the success, that is the true meaning of winning.


VelociRaptor 600SC package


Alcantara -- Alcantara Interior

Edelman Leather -- Royal Hides

Impress Plating & Polishing -- Interior trim

Lloyd Mats -- Interior mats

Lightwerkz -- HID Headlight Conversion

Lowrance -- GPS system

Kenwood -- Chase Radio

PCI -- Race Radios


Illusion Audio -- Carbon Series Speakers

Mosconi -- Amplifiers

Blackhole -- Sound Deadening

Tsunami -- All cable, wires & connectors

XS Power -- Battery

Audio Control -- Audio Integration

NAV-TV -- Video Integration

ChaseCam -- 4 Camera Video System

Vizualogic -- Rear Entertainment System


Affliction Clothing

The Phoenix Soldiers


VIAIR -- On Board Air

Stewart Raceworks -- Jack System

Asfir 4x4 -- Skid Plates

Goodyear Tire -- Tires

Fuel Off-Road Wheels -- Custom Wheels

Marsh Racing Technologies -- Bead Locks

Line-X -- Bed Liner

Huper Optik -- Window Treatment

Baer Brakes -- Brakes and Rotors

Deaver Springs -- Springs

King Shocks -- Shocks and Bump Stops

Setrab USA -- Transmission Cooler

ADD Competition Front Suspension Kit

ADD Competition Control Arm

ADD Competition Rear Suspension Kit

ADD Complete 3/16 plated bolt in Bed Cage with Tire holder

ADD Custom Shackles

New ADD Screw Rock Guards w/ full step

Custom Traction Bars w/ Uniballs and Mounts

ADD ABS Guards

Dimple R Rear Bumper

Custom Stealth Front Bumper w/ 3/16 Skid SS Mesh and Cut

     out and mounted for external trans cooler

Bolt-in Chase Rack w/ Lighting and Tire holder

Hi-Tech Collision -- Paint

XPEL Paint Protection -- Full Stealth Paint Protection Wrap

Glassworks Unlimited -- Fiberglass Front Fenders

DMZ Fab -- Aluminum Fender Inner Wheel Wells

Spintech Exhaust -- Full True Dual Exhaust

Detailing Success -- Renny Doyle and his team are going to

     prep the truck for SEMA.



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