Fords F-150 Raptor is a favorite for off-roaders who want to give their pickups the fullest transmission. However, the trucks were not engaged in massive jumps in the air. If this amazing jump is anything to go by, the new Raptor is really tough.
When the first generation Raptor was launched, many owners exposed them to the kind of hardcore off-roading that is normally reserved for an off-road race car. Unfortunately, these Raptor owners began to experience bent frames and blown airbags. One Raptor was destroyed in a notorious viral video where it was started by a jump on Rednecks with Paychecks off-road park.
Well, it seems that the new Raptor takes some jumping tricks into account when one was allegedly jumped eight times during the filming of a commercial.
In a now deleted video posted on Instagram by 395Jeep, what appears to be a new F-150 Raptor can be seen on some giant air. The original caption reads:
I was working on this commercial two weeks ago of the new Raptor that was released today. This was one of eight jumps and the Stock Raptor drove away.
The video has been re-uploaded by many Raptor-loving accounts.
I love jumping cars and trucks when I get the chance, but landings are rarely kind to which vehicle pulled the short straw that day. If this video is true, it means that the new Raptor is definitely a very powerful truck. The transmission it receives is so amazing that it takes off like a plane. I also love how the camera car looks like a Raptor.
I’m not surprised that the original video was taken down. You usually do not see what is happening behind the scenes in an advertisement, unless the production wants you to see it. That said, it does look pretty legitimate. Check out the jump in the unveiling video for the new truck.
I reached out to Ford and these Instagram accounts for further details. The original poster did not comment, and those who reposted only confirmed that they were not the original poster.
I’ll update this if I hear anything back from Ford.