There's an old off-roading mantra that goes, "As slow as possible, as fast as necessary. Forget about carefully scanning the terrain and slowly picking the best path; in the Raptor, it's full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes and the rocks and ruts and streams and tree branches and assorted wildlife and slow-moving Jeeps. Ford had us spend a day off-roading the updated Raptor along a route that was low-speed and technical in a few places and high-speed and irresponsible everywhere else. We came away with an aching back and a firm conclusion: Short of a sheer cliff, whatever abuse the terrain can dish out—the Raptor can take it. First launched in its present EcoBoosted form in , the Raptor has been revised for , although the external changes are limited to a giant black plastic FORD on the tailgate and a few new paint colors. Workaday Fs see more substantive aesthetic changes. Under the skin, however, the updates are significant.
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But as tough as Ford Motor Company was, Chevrolet was tougher. Durant the ousted GM founder in — Chevy did a reverse merger with General Motors in — becoming one large motor company. While Ford regained its popularity in the 70s, Chevrolet has been nipping at its heels ever since. With these beautiful and able trucks, its no wonder Chevrolet has had a long and loyal fan following. It was also based on a station-wagon platform where the cab and the cargo bed were both integrated with the body. For many, the El Camino was the bratty love child of a 60s ornate car married with a pickup truck bed. Sometime during its to lifespan, they introduced Super Sport models as well to take the El Camino to different levels.
Tired of going green? While some vehicles were purely conceptual in nature, others seemed ready to roll off the assembly line. Stylistically, the F gets a black treatment on nearly everything, followed by custom grille surrounds, a dual ram hood, and a powder-coated bull bar with lights and rock guards. Exterior modifications include a custom off-road LED Lighting System, a 10,pound front-mounted winch, a tube bumper with a custom skid plate, and a special black-and-white custom wrapped exterior. Interior features include magnetic door stoppers, an on-board air system, fluid containment and storage, a recovery rope, a full-size spare, recovery tracks, a high-lift jack, portable welder, and a tool bag. Climbing in and out requires some serious agility. Lifted and outfitted with a tasteful ensemble of LED lights, visible skid plates, and external touches, ground clearance has been increased by nearly 8 inches over the regular model. It may not be road legal or sport a functional motor, but the Lego Batmobile at the Chevrolet booth was one of the coolest vehicles in Chicago this year. Touches include polished exhaust tips, a tailgate guard, a rear bumper step, sliding bed extenders, and a sliding bed divider.