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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor in Depth: More Off-Road Chops Than Most People Need, But, Yee-Haw, Is It Fun!

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The high-velocity, gravity-defying F-150 Raptor is a basically a cousin to a Trophy Truck—a hulking full-on competition pickup used in off-road races. The Raptor melds similarly menacing looks and dominating off-road performance without forfeiting day-to-day practicality. This 10Best Trucks and SUVs winner fits a 5.5-foot bed to an extended SuperCab or a slightly larger four-door SuperCrew. A rip-roaring twin-turbo V-6 belts out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque; it’s mated to a paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic transmission. The standard all-wheel-drive system includes multiple driving modes, a lockable center differential, and an electronic locking rear differential. Specialized equipment includes a long-travel suspension, beefy racing shocks, oversized all-terrain tires, and protective skidplates. The Raptor’s capability is so great that it has no direct competition, so we’ve compared it with several other conventional pickups, most equipped with far less comprehensive off-road packages. The Raptor may be more truck than most people can ever fully utilize—but, damn, is it a lot of fun! READ MORE ››


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The 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold at the 2017 Monterey Auctions, Day 3

The 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold at the 2017 Monterey Auctions, Day 310. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Targa – $  2,860,000 (Mecum Auctions)10. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Targa – $  2,860,000 (Mecum Auctions)9. 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 Berlinetta – $  3,025,000 (RM Sotheby’s)9. 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 Berlinetta – $  3,025,000 (RM Sotheby’s)8. 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari – $  3,410,000 (RM Sotheby’s)8. 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari – $  3,410,000 (RM Sotheby’s)6 (tie). 1970 Porsche 908/03 – $  3,575,000 (RM Sotheby’s)6 (tie). 1970 Porsche 908/03 – $  3,575,000 (RM Sotheby’s)6 (tie). 1965 Ferrari 275GTB/6C – $  3,575,000 (RM Sotheby’s)6 (tie). 1965 Ferrari 275GTB/6C – $  3,575,000 (RM Sotheby’s)5. 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari – $  3,795,000 (Mecum Auctions)5. 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari – $  3,795,000 (Mecum Auctions)4. 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider – $  3,850,000 (RM Sotheby’s)4. 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider – $  3,850,000 (RM Sotheby’s)3. 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica – $  5,335,000 (RM Sotheby’s)3. 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica – $  5,335,000 (RM Sotheby’s)2. 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB Coupe – $  8,305,000 (RM Sotheby’s)2. 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB Coupe – $  8,305,000 (RM Sotheby’s)1. 1966 Ferrari 275GTB/C – $  14,520,000 (Gooding & Company)1. 1966 Ferrari 275GTB/C – $  14,520,000 (Gooding & Company)
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The 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold at the 2017 Monterey Auctions, Day 2

Well, that escalated quickly. The most expensive car from Day 1 of the auctions in Monterey this year went for $  605,000. Friday’s sales saw 28 cars go for at least $  1 million, three of which busted well into eight figures. Among them were the most expensive British car ever sold at auction (an Aston Martin, for $  22,550,000), the priciest McLaren F1 (at $  15,620,000), and the highest hammer price in history for a Porsche ($  14,080,000). These sales and seven others make up the top 10 most expensive cars that changed hands at auction yesterday on the Monterey Peninsula.10. 1930 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Speed Six– $  3,410,00010. 1930 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Speed Six– $  3,410,0009. 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari – $  3,520,0009. 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari – $  3,520,0008. 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Coupe – $  4,400,0008. 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Coupe – $  4,400,0007. 1950 Ferrari 166MM Berlinetta – $  4,510,0007. 1950 Ferrari 166MM Berlinetta – $  4,510,0006. 1959 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet – $  4,950,0006. 1959 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet – $  4,950,0005. 1955 Ferrari 121LM Spider – $  5,720,0005. 1955 Ferrari 121LM Spider – $  5,720,0004. 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Prototype – $  6,765,0004. 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Prototype – $  6,765,0003. 1970 Porsche 917K – $  14,080,0003. 1970 Porsche 917K – $  14,080,0002. 1995 McLaren F1 – $  15,620,0002. 1995 McLaren F1 – $  15,620,0001. 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster – $  22,550,0001. 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster – $  22,550,000
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