TheSketchMonkey Compares TRX, Raptor R, and V6 Ecoboost
Marouane Bembli, commonly known as The Sketch Monkey, has gained recognition for his car rendering clips. During which he comments on and curates makeovers of the most celebrated sports vehicles and pickups.
After years of creating modern vehicles through digital means on his YouTube page, he is downright competent in discerning excellent automotive designs. This week’s video draws him to the Mile High City: Denver, Colorado – here he takes a closer glance at a Ford F-150 Raptor EcoBoost unit featuring a V6 engine. He provides viewers with expert insight on the conception, craftsmanship, performance, and why they should select this model as opposed to other costlier ones – like the Raptor R or the TRX from Ram.
Marouane discusses in the video that he has just recently been bearing in mind getting a brand-new 2023 Ram TRX but wanted to assess how this new Ford truck stacks up before letting go of such a hefty quantity of money. At around $80,000, both trucks will certainly make your wallet significantly less heavy. In comparison to the top-of-the-line Ford F-150 Raptor R, the base Raptor V6 retails at more or less $30,000 less.
This edition of the F-150 Raptor packs a 3.5 liter turbocharged V6 with an astounding 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to reach 60 mph in around 5.5 seconds. Additionally, this new model comes equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission as well as numerous other exquisite features.
The Sketch Monkey evaluates the stylings of this 2023 Ford pick-up truck and is quite taken with its outward appearance. He especially admires the distinct lettering of the Ford logo on the front grille, the tightly constructed amber marker lamps with a flawless incorporation into the frontage, and the fender flares. Whilst there is a sturdy bumper intended for off-road application, he does not seem too keen on the fog lights which seem to be an unjustified addition.
The sophisticated design of the Ford F-150 Raptor V6 is taken to the next level from a side view. Boasting vents on the wings, sweeping contours that encompass the frame of this truck, robust Raptor side steps, and the sloping front windows which help guide the driver when off-roading.
The interior is spacious, with a lot of features typically found on modern, costlier models, creating an indulgent ambiance for a pickup. Both the infotainment and cluster displays measure 12” and boast high-resolution visuals and a user-friendly UI.
Marouane ignited the engine at last, bringing this mighty Ford out for a drive. He commented that the F-150 reminded him of a sportscar with its responsiveness to acceleration, though it only has less speed with V6 under the hood.
Marouane may confess that the V8 has a superior sound, yet he’s nonetheless astounded by the power and acoustics delivered from his Ecoboost. It’s enough that he hasn’t felt any inclination to purchase a Ram TRX truck or the more lavish Ford F-150 Raptor R.