Video Find: Watch a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Jump, Botch the Landing

We all enjoy watching a car launch off a jump – just as long as it’s not our car. That may be true for most people, but a few brave individuals don’t mind subjecting their own vehicles to the extreme punishment that often follows the landing. In these two videos, a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor gets some serious air, but pays the price afterward.

In the videos, two people attempt to jump a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor off a ramp, and are airborne for several seconds before finally landing nose-first in the dirt. Once the truck hits the ground, its airbags deploy and hazards begin to flash. The crowd of spectators cheers, then rushes to the scene to help pull out the truck’s occupants. Based on the comments made by spectators in the video, the driver may have been carrying too much speed into the jump, which made him overshoot the landing. In the second video, which shows the impact from a closer vantage point, we get a better look at the damage. The passenger-side tire is deflated, and the aftermarket front bumper is slightly misshapen.

The driver and passenger got out of the truck on their own, but it’s unclear if the Raptor was able to drive away from the incident. Watch both videos below.

Source: YouTube

By Alex Nishimoto

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