Published March 07, 2013
The Raptor is now a Warthog.
Galpin Auto Sports – the “Pimp My Ride” outfit – has created a unique version of Ford’s extreme off-road F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck inspired by the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) Warthog vehicles featured in the videogame HALO 4.
Built as the grand prize for the winner of the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge, the UNSC Raptor gets a custom paint job, LINE-X sprayed bumpers, Nitto Mud Grappler tires, Magnaflow exhaust and a supercharger strapped to its 6.2-liter V8 that makes it good for 550 hp, up from the stock motor’s 411 hp.
Inside, there’s a Halo 4-themed a green and black interior with built-in Xbox 360 that can be played on rear seat monitors while the truck is on the move, and lets the front seat passengers join in using the dashboard monitor when parked.
The $44,625 Raptor has been one of Ford’s hottest performance vehicles of late, setting monthly sales records even as it enters its fourth year of production. With Fox racing shocks, over 11 inches of wheel travel, a front Torsen limited slip differential and a nose mounted camera for improved visibility in sticky situations, it’s nearly as unstoppable as a Warthog. The difference, of course, being that the Raptor is real.
Unfortunately for HALO fans other the winner of the competition, neither Ford nor Galpin Auto Sports have plans to put the UNSC SVT Raptor into production.
So you’ll just have to suck it up, soldier, and deal with your friends driving around in their Call of Duty Jeep Wranglers.