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Foutz Motorsports, DeBerti Design Build A Go-Anywhere F-150 Raptor Concept: SEMA 2016


There’s seldom any harm in attempting to make a good thing better – or in this case, an excellent thing phenomenal. That’s exactly what DeBerti Design and Foutz Motorsports have taken a stab at with this custom, 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor concept, which goes on display at the 2016 SEMA Show starting tomorrow.

Based on the new, anything-but-plain F-150 Raptor in SuperCrew cab style, this SEMA concept retains its factory 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, although the engine ought to breathe a little easier thanks to a K&N cold-air intake and Gibson cat-back exhaust kit. The stock 10-speed automatic has also been retained here, but a 9-inch rear end from Mark Williams Enterprises has been installed and US Gear internals occupy both the front and rear differentials.

Still more changes have come to the chassis and rolling gear of this DeBerti/Foutz Ford F-150 Raptor, meanwhile. A Foutz Motorsports suspension with Fox shocks and QA1 rod ends controls the concept’s forged, 17-inch Innov8 Racing wheels, and 6-piston Alcon brakes haul everything to a stop. Massive BFGoodrich Baja T/A tires occupy all four corners, rendering this SEMA build ready for off-road adventures.

As for appearances, this 2017 F-150 Raptor has seen its image altered by custom front and rear fenders from DeBerti Design, FiberwerX fiberglass components, a 3M vinyl wrap, and prominent KC LED lighting. Inside, a Foutz Motorsports roll cage and PRP Seats 5-point harnesses with MotoWear International custom embroidery sit ready for action, while an Ambrose Custom leather headliner, Cool It sound deadening, Kicker audio upgrades, and more KC LED lights leave the cockpit anything but primitive.

There’s plenty more content to be found in this DeBerti Design/Foutz Motorsports Ford F-150 Raptor, headed for this week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For more of the latest news from the event, stay tuned.


Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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