Get Ford F-150 Raptor Power for Much Less Coin

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

The Ford F-150 Raptor R is a seriously impressive truck with an equally serious price tag that puts it out of reach for most buyers. An Alabama Ford dealer has a solution, however, in the form of a base F-150 XL with a Roush supercharger and other upgrades.

Town and Country Ford buyers can get into the truck for $46,998 plus taxes and other fees. The entry-level XL trim can be outfitted with cloth or vinyl seats and comes powered by a 5.0-liter V8. Power reaches a surprising 7-5 horsepower and 635 pound-feet of torque, thanks to a 2.65-liter Roush Supercharger. The truck also has a 3.73 locking rear axle, remote start, a 12-inch gauge cluster, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

It's worth noting that the Town and Country upgrades are not 50-state emissions legal, but Ford offers a different supercharger kit for more than $12,000, but it only boosts output to 700 horsepower and would drive the cost of a base F-150 XL to almost $50,000, and that’s before you pay someone to install and tune it.

Town and Country calls this truck a sleeper, and for once in the history of the world, the term has been applied correctly. The looks on Mustang owners’ faces when they get gapped by what looks like a general contractor’s work truck is worth the money, and the kit even comes with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty.

[Image: Town and Country Ford via Facebook]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Nov 23, 2023

    Good to see a dealer working the system and thinking outside the box. Good ole days of hot rodding. Don Yenko style.

  • The Oracle The Oracle on Nov 24, 2023

    In Biden dollars, this looks like a good deal.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Nov 24, 2023

    I'd love to see someone take a regular cab F350 4x4, supercharge godzilla, put a big lift and 37's on it.

    • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Nov 26, 2023

      These guys will do it for you. Bought my Bronco from them, they have an entire in-house customizing and tuning shop; My experience with them was very positive, and I'd buy there again.

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Nov 27, 2023

    I saw this ad on Instagram last week.

    When you say the upgrades "are not 50-state emissions legal", what do you mean? Are they 49-state legal?

    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Nov 27, 2023

      Puzzling Ford would release a model which isn't PRK compliant. Back in the day there were "Kalifornia emissions" models but I would think that would be long gone by today.