The F-150 Raptor in the US and the smaller Ranger Raptor in Europe have proven to be quite popular, as everyone seems to love off-road capable and performance-oriented pickups. But what happens if both of those trucks are too small for your taste? MegaRexx Trucks from North Carolina has the answer with their custom-built MegaRaptor.
The pictured MegaRaptor is based on a Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum, but the company is willing to convert any F-250, F-350, or F-450 truck. Most of the body panels have been replaced by bespoke fiberglass parts including those ultra-wide front and rear fenders adding 12″ or 18″ to the stock vehicle’s width. The F-150-style Anzo headlights make the truck appear even larger than it is. The MegaRaptor also gets off-road front and rear bumpers, together with LED light bars.
The Super Duty is an already big and capable truck but the MegaRaptor takes this to another level thanks to the jacked-up air suspension and huge wheels – more specifically, a set of “Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected” aluminum rims rated at 10,000 lbs each are shod in massive Michelin XZL tires measuring 46″x15.5″ (395/85R20).
The conversion includes 4.5-inch Icon progressive coil springs in the front and 5″ multi-leaf springs in the rear, Bilstein shocks, longer radius arms, adjustable track bar, and a built-in air compressor. In order to make it easier for the passengers to climb into the cabin, they fitted electrically operated running boards by Amp Research on each side.
Under the bonnet, there is a turbocharged 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 sending power to all four wheels. The mill doesn’t have any modifications but the stock 475 hp (354 kW / 482 PS) and 1,050 lb-ft (1,423 Nm) of torque are more than enough to move freely in any kind of terrain.
MegaRexx Trucks which is now owned by Aaron Richardet (who also ownes Osprey Custom Cars) will build more MegaRaptors for anyone that is interested. Each truck takes up to 2-3 months to build and requires the donor car plus a 50 percent deposit. While we don’t know the price of this thing we guess it won’t come cheap judging from the extend of modifications. The company suggests that each build is unique, thanks to a long list of options including different colors, textures, lighting, suspension, bumpers, trailer hitches, side rails, bodykits, and more. This will allow each owner to configure his truck according to his liking while retaining the workload capabilities of the Super Duty.
Interestingly, this is not the first time we hear the MegaRaptor name, as back in 2017 a different company made similar conversions, again based on Super Duty trucks.