2019 Ford F-150 RTR: Sort of Like the Raptor, Only Not


Possessing completed a tribute to Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 900-horsepower drift auto with its Series 1 Mustang, RTR is moving onto Ford’s F-150 — delivering a thing akin to an unofficial Raptor look package. As with the coupe, the pickup attempts to present RTR’s distinctive blend of automotive style and overall performance without having obliterating drivability. On the other hand, we anticipate a bruiser to arrive later on, considering that RTR also sells numerous beefed-up versions (kits, definitely) of the Mustang.

For now, shoppers will have to make due with Series two. shocks from Fox, 20-inch RTR Tech six wheels, 295/55R20 Nitto Ridge Grappler tires, and a throaty exhaust technique from Ford Functionality. The engine has not been modified. But RTR assured us that the custom grille does enhance airflow to the radiator, which we suppose you could brag about in a pinch. 

Whilst the enterprise claims the kit can be applied to any new F-150 (minus the Raptor) so lengthy as it is of the 4×4/Supercrew selection, you will have to present 1 equipped with the five.-liter V8 or 1 of the EcoBoost V6s if you want the cat-back exhaust hookup. Luckily, you will not have to do the perform oneself. Gittin/RTR’s partnership with Ford permits its automobiles to be sold straight from the dealership… for an additional $12,750.

Whilst not low-priced, customers have shown there’s definitely no limit to how significantly some are prepared to invest on a complete-sized pickup. And however we stay unconvinced that this is a superior option to nabbing a thing like a Ram Rebel and just calling it a day. You could, of course, save oneself some money by basing your RTR on a far more-inexpensive F-Series.

Of course, then we’d just wonder why you didn’t place that 13 grand into the powertrain and suspension. Are you some sort of poser? Why didn’t you just get a Raptor?

The package tends to make the most sense when you have got funds to burn and want a thing that stands out a bit — which the F-150 RTR manages to attain without having getting garish. The enterprise gives exclusive LEDs, fender flares, skid plate, floor liners, a graphics package, loads of RTR badging, and a serialized dash plaque signed by Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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