- ford market, a russia-based shop, turned an old ford e-series van into a raptor-faced, burly off-roader that goes far beyond the boundaries of the work van.
- the raptorbus, as it has been named, has four rear wheels and is equipped with three differentials.
- a look at ford market's instagram feed reveals they started with a pretty clapped-out e-series a few months ago, and we'd be lying if we said it isn't an appealing result.
a 6x6 rapt0rized ford e-series: just another reminder that car people have a penchant for making sure that we'll never have seen it all. it's one of those vehicles that makes you question why anyone would own it, but then when you get to thinking about it, you realize all of the reasons why a six-wheeled, lifted, bright-red e-series van with the face of the modern raptor pickup is simply a wonderful idea.
it's like looking at a 75-inch tv and thinking, what kind of person actually needs a tv this big? and admitting to yourself: me. i'm that kind of person. it's freeing, really.
first spotted by ford authority, the 6x6 ford e-series is the creation of ford market, a russia-based shop that, based on its instagram profile, seems to specialize in creating absurd off-road vehicles (it’s not just anyone who puts a monster-truck-like lift on a focus, for instance). the raptorbus, with its knobby tires and light bar, looks equipped for any adventure you could throw at it.
based on the photos of the van, it appears that every axle has a differential, implying the extra set of wheels isn’t just for show; power is sent to them. one would think that all of these attributes would be enough to get the desired effect, but ford market went one step further when it took an f-150 raptor grille and put it on the e-series, thus creating the one of the most intimidating-looking vans on the internet.
who would want this? me. i'm that kind of person.