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Straight Piped 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Is Quite Loud: Video

The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R debuted last June, with deliveries following in the fall, and since then, the muscular, V8-powered pickup has earned nothing but rave reviews. But then again, it’s hard not to like an off-road-focused pickup powered by the supercharged Ford 5.2L V8, which cranks out 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque – and a bit less at the wheels. Some have even declared the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R superior to its chief rival, the Ram TRX, though there are just two problems with it – the Raptor R is expensive, with a price tag north of $100k, and it isn’t being built in significant quantities, meaning that it’ll be hard to get one’s hands on. Regardless, YouTuber Austin Everett of the Speed Phenom channel recently took delivery of one, and wasted no time straight-piping it.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Straight Piped - Exterior 002- Rear Three Quarters

Those that spend a lot of time watching automotive YouTube channels are well aware that the act of straight-piping a vehicle – or cutting off its mufflers and/or catalytic convertors to ramp up the volume – is a popular practice these days. But while most vehicles with little baffling don’t exactly sound great, that isn’t the case with the Raptor R.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Straight Piped - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

Rather, this V8-powered pickup sounds more like an old school muscle car or dragster than something built to blast across sand dunes at high speed, and it’s far more aggressive than its V6-powered counterpart to boot. This is a truck that’s already quite loud in stock form – particularly in off-road-only Baja mode – as Everett demonstrates, but chopping off the mufflers makes it even louder.

Given the fact that Everett lives in California, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll be able to keep his truck this way without becoming a ticket magnet – the state does have a rather strict exhaust noise law, after all – but we appreciate that he did it for science, as well as our personal enjoyment.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. John

    Sounds loud and raspy. Would rather a little quieter but deep tone.

  2. DWH

    This kid seems to have an unlimited cash pile buying a GT350, Shelby Super Snake and GT500 Mustang that he traded for one with the Carbon fiber Track pack. He sold those vehicles and purchased i believe a couple European Super Cars. Then traded for a new C8 and recently traded again for a C8 Z06. Now a new $100,000+ beautiful Raptor R. I’m amazed with him living in California he would change his Raptor R to straight pipes. I’m guessing this creates an issue with California’s noise law and emissions. I really wondering other than hoping to increase his U-Tube channel. What his plan is for this truck since most videos are shot racing his Z06 on road courses. I don’t think the Raptor R is made for lapping tracks. Maybe some California off roading. I’m sure we’ll find out on future videos.

  3. rapturd

    Two words…stoopid

  4. Mike Voorhees

    Who is this TURD doing the voice over?


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