Turning the F-150 Raptor into even more of a beast was no small feat but that’s what Ford has done for 2017. The new model got a military-grade all aluminum body to shed 500-pounds and it sits on a high strength boxed steel frame. Higher ground clearance, a new 4WD system, 3-inch Fox Racing Shox & a 24-valve, 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine make this big bird badder than ever.
Wyoming-based Legacy Classic Trucks do frame-off, nut & bolt rebuild-restorations of the iconic Dodge Power Wagon, one of the meanest American 4X4’s ever made. They’re now offering 4-door versions, complete with a 480hp Direct Injected 6.2 Liter LT1 V-8, boxed frame, Recaro seats, and heaps more.
Ford is calling the 2016 F-150 Limited a truck that could substitute for a higher end German sedan. It’s Mojave leather everywhere, massaging seats, eucalyptus wood grain, & 360º driver-assist cameras. And yet still an actual truck; powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 365 horsepower & 420 pound-feet of torque.
If money was no object in building your post apocalypse survival vehicle, you’d likely make something like Action Mobil’s Global XRS 7200; an ultra-offroad RV that will carry you through Mad Max territory in comfort & style. This indestructible, made-to-order beast features a luxurious interior with Bose Sound and a built-in flatscreen as well as a hydraulic rear lift for your motorbike & rooftop solar panels for off-grid power.
The amphibious vehicles from England’s Gibbs Amphitrucks switch from freeway to off-roader to river-runner with the push of a button. The Humdinga model travels at highway speeds & does over 30MPH on water with room for 7. The larger twin-diesel Phibian model can carry up to 15 people & can be set-up with a custom cargo configuration.
The all-new F-150 Raptor will be the fastest & toughest truck in Ford’s lineup. Powered by a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, it’s got more horsepower & torque than the current Raptor’s 411-horse V8 & its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body shaves 500 pounds of weight.
With the Defender in its final year of production, Land Rover is bidding farewell to its legendary SUV by creating three final special editions: The Heritage, The Adventure, & the Autobiography. As expected, each model is distinctive and seriously detailed, sending the Defender out on a high note.
Handymen have been building their own truckbed storage systems forever but here’s an easier option that requires no powertool skills. The Decked system is a versatile, HDPE plastic setup that gives you massive bed-length lockable storage drawers, each capable of holding 200-pounds while still giving you full-time use of the truck bed.
It’s hard to believe that Lincoln has continued to produce it’s super-sized SUV the Navigator for the last 7 years without changing a thing. But finally they’ve updated it. For 2015 it got a new EcoBoost 6 engine, much needed interior upgrades, and they replaced the plastic budget bling grill with a cleaner one that looks more like the MKZ front-end & it features LED lights.