Team Hall & Nass and #Motorama LIVE got their hands on a brand new 2013 Ford Raptor, AND received special permission* from the folks at Ford SVT to mount our GoPro cams to said 2013 Raptor and take it on a couple of “hot laps” while at the 2012 Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Truck Rodeo to show viewers the full capabilities of the Raptor when pushed hard both on, and off road, on a closed course.
NOTE – This video has MINIMAL talking, quite a bit of driving, and LOTS of HOONing! In fact, their are 24 minutes of HOONage and only 90 seconds of talking for your viewing pleasure. This footage includes a mixture of in truck, on truck, and chase truck footage shot during three different circuits of the entire OffRoad 4×4 testing course at the TAWA Truck Rodeo, located at the beautiful Knibbe Ranch about 30 miles outside of San Antonio, Texas in the Hill Country. This video features the entire 4×4 closed circuit course as few have ever seen it – fast, loud, sideways, and (sometimes) airborne.
IF you’re looking for information on new product feature updates to the 2013 Ford Raptor SVT, please view our other video on our Team Hall & Nass YouTube channel titled “2013 Ford Raptor SVT New Features Spotlight” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43YgryejyUo&feature=plcp , or, for our overall impression of how much we like the Ford Raptor SVT with a mixture of talking and HOONing mixed in, please view our “Ford Raptor SVT Full HOONage Review” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwpfjGmg8wk&list=UUhOss6OGf1l4diaw_SNuTIw&…
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Now for some political housekeeping …
* To any and all Ford peeps, concerned citizens, and fellow TAWA members who may view this video, please note the following: We were granted permission to HOON the course after previous ride along and sign off by the Ford SVT OffRoad driving specialist on site. Most of the vehicles driven around the TAWA Truck Rodeo course are done so in a much gentler fashion, by us, as well as most others. The driving highlighted in this footage is an exception at this event, not the rule. This is a closed course, and I’m a professional”ish” driver. Enjoy!