Video: This DID NOT Go Well – I Scratch My New Truck & Tommy Almost Crashes the Raptor!

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In this misadventure video, we see Andre’s new Ford F-150 get trail damage – and Tommy almost crashes our Raptor.

Sometimes we make bad decisions, and one of them is taking a brand new (privately owned) pickup truck off-road, in the snow. That’s exactly what Andre did in this video – and he crashes. When this video was shot, he had only owned his truck for a few weeks, and he thought it would be a good idea to take it to a challenging off-road area.

Adding to our folly, Tommy brought our $77,000+ 2020 Ford Raptor, just to compound the potential for financial loss.

The truck on the right is Andre’s brand new truck, only days after purchasing it. Just before the damage.

Andre’s truck is a 2021 Ford F-150 XL 4X4 Hybrid with the FX4 package. He kept costs down by sticking with the lower trim and laying off the extensive amount of options offered. We’ve seen prices on these trucks exceed $80,000. Andre’s simple joy in life is technical goodies, and despite the lack of options, the trucks has the super high-tech hybrid system. That system also makes this truck a powerhouse – in more ways than one.

The F-150 has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that makes 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft. of torque combined with the electric motor. It comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It also is of getting up to 25 mpg combined and a maximum range of over 700 miles. You can also put out 7.2 kW of power for over 30-hours on a full tank of gas.

This type of tech should be bounced off rocks and trees, but Andre has other plans.

The other truck is our extremely expensive 2020 Ford Raptor, that Tommy brought with just for kicks. Fortunately for the kid, the Raptor has excellent tires that work pretty well in snow. Still, he had a incident that may have prematurely aged the kid an additional 10-years. Andre has Pirelli Scorpions that are fine on some terrain, but they lack bite in the white stuff. That becomes abundantly apparent when Andre crests a hill and…

You’ll need to watch the video to see what happens!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.