Article by Anthony Alaniz. Video by Monster Energy.
Ken Block, YouTube sensation of four-wheel insanity, dropped a video earlier today with a hellish creation right out of the depths of every boy’s automotive wet dream. Take a badass 2014 Ford Raptor, remove the wheels and add some tank-like treads. What sort of monstrosity do you cook up?
One hell of a Raptor, that’s what—the RaptorTRAX.
Ken Block takes fellow Monster Energy athletes and white-powder shredders Zak Hale and Ethan Deiss to Baldface Lodge in the Great White North for some uninhibited hooning.
Shredders ourselves here at Revv, we give a big tip o’ the hat to these guys for tearing up some pristine countryside both on their boards and in the Raptor. After all, haven't you ever seen DC Mountain Lab from like 10 years ago? Ken Block was already going it big at DC!
There are jumps, twists and the necessary snowboarder jumping over a vehicle in this awesome video. Oh, and of course Block in the RaptorTRAX pulls along Deiss and Hale. Think of it as the ultimate backcountry support vehicle.
Granted, the true star is the truck.
This thing was crafted to get to the top of the highest damn mountain there is. Well, okay, maybe not the tallest, but high enough for some breathtaking views and killer runs.
Watch Ken Block tear it up in RaptorTRAX ShredFest with Zak Hale and Ethan Deiss
The Raptor, as is, is a great feat of automotive engineering. Its suspension and burly 6.2-liter, V-8 engine are capable of carving pretty much any terrain you throw in front of it.
The addition of the tank-like treads only makes it that much more capable. Add in Monster’s trademark paint scheme and you have Internet fanboys throwing their wallets at the computer screen.
Of course, this wasn’t the only modification the crazy folks at Monster Energy have tossed onto the vehicle. Two jumper seats in the bed of the truck make carting anxious shredders around a breeze; the truck outfitted with specific holders for their boards.
Sit back, enjoy the video. Winter is coming, and we're going to go try this out with our Subaru's.