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JAN 5, 2018 | Ford Motor Company Press Release

Ford Raptor Serves as Red Bull Media House Production Vehicle for 40th Dakar Rally


DEARBORN – When Red Bull Media House needed vehicles to travel alongside and capture photos and videos of the grueling Dakar Rally, they called Ford Performance for a fleet of Ford Raptors.

The 2018 Dakar Rally, which begins January 6th, is the 40th anniversary of the epic race. This year’s competition will test 341 competitors in five different vehicle classes, driving through some of the world’s most rugged terrain. The course runs from Peru to Bolivia before ending in Argentina on January 20th.

A Ford Raptor is the perfect production vehicle to conquer the amazing landscapes and sand dunes of the 2018 Dakar Rally. The Red Bull production teams will keep pace to capture impressive race content thanks to the Raptor’s 3.5L Ecoboost engine cranking out 450 HP, 3.0” High-output, off-road FOX Racing Shox™, Hill Descent Control™, Terrain Management System™ with six selectable drive modes, and Torque-On- Demand® transfer case that all comes standard on the vehicle.

For more information on the 2018 Ford Raptor, visit Ford’s website here.

To see the content captured using the Ford Raptor throughout the Dakar Rally, visit Red Bull.com.