Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Cheats Death Valley on Latest Epic Drives

On this week’s episode of Epic Drives, host Arthur St. Antoine takes the updated 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor into the Mojave Desert to explore what this punishing environment has to offer gearheads.

Epic Drives 4 300x168 imageSt. Antoine begins at the site where conspiracy theorists suspect the moon landings were faked, due to the inhospitable environment and its extraterrestrial appearance. Next, St. Antoine turns his rig toward Nevada, where he visits a ghost town named Rhyolite and encounters a freak snow storm. St. Antoine then takes the Raptor back to Death Valley, where the rig takes him to the lowest point in the United States.

Read more about the Raptor: 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew First Test

The Raptor finishes up at the El Mirage dry lake bed. Unlike the last time we took a Raptor out there, St. Antoine unfortunately can’t make any high-speed runs due to rain, and a watchful MQ-1 Predator drone.

Check out the latest episode of Epic Drives below. Where would you take a Ford Raptor on an epic drive?

By Christian Seabaugh

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