It was not very long ago when we first saw the Ford F-150 Raptor, and already we have seen a number of interesting variants of the said model. From a police truck, and now to an Xbox One X Edition, that was specially made for gamers. Its release is timed to nearly coincide with Microsoft’s launch of its newest gaming console, the Xbox One X, on November 7. It will be the fourth generation Xbox console since it was first launched. This videogame-inspired F-150 Raptor is showcased at the 2017 SEMA Show in Vegas. Of course, it is dressed in a unique Xbox livery and has got a number of added performance cues.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Xbox One X Edition was designed with a number of video-game inspired design elements such as custom graphics, paint, and even the upholstery - all of which are inspired by Xbox One X’s internal codename “project Scorpio”. The exterior is finished in a subtle matte grey paint, with matching white accents all over, and of course, Forza Motorsport decals by the front wheel. Some of which include a giant “X” as well as the words “Project Scorpio” across the windshield. This truck is basically an Xbox on wheels.
To make it even more special, it had been given custom wheels, bumpers, a chase rack, and some green LED lighting of course - the same hue that has been used on every Xbox since 2001. There are performance modifications that come standard like the Fabtech six-inch lift kit, upgraded Alcon brakes, and Addictive Desert Designs intercooler and a Ford Performance Borla exhaust. However, it was not mentioned whether this would give the standard Raptor added horsepower. But without any modifications whatsoever, it does deliver an impressive 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts) from its 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6.
Senior Director of Business and Partnerships for the Forza Franchise, Mike Humphreys, said that they have been quite happy with their partnership with Ford Performance, and that it is a privilege for them to be able to work on this special edition F-150 Raptor, an iconic model. The Raptor is an icon that was based on another icon, which was the Ford F-150 pickup. Therefore, the outcome is definitely a technical excellence and off-road innovations that will make it a Forza fan favourite.
Ford’s performance marketing manager Henry Ford III, on the other hand, says that the Xbox One X is the world’s most powerful console. He went on to describe it as the benchmark in the console gaming world.
After making its very first appearance at SEMA, the special edition F-150 Raptor will make its virtual appearance in the new Forza Motorsport 7 video game, which is scheduled to come out sometime next year.