Ford to auction for charity a bespoke 2017 Raptor image

The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor is already churning out the production line – and Ford has decided one affluent customer will get the chance to own one and do a good deed because the auction will direct the proceeds to charity.

During the 6th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, the Blue Oval will auction the final unit of the 2017 Raptor line featuring a special “one-of-one” color scheme. All proceeds will be directed to charity, benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The owner will get to choose from a range of unique Raptor color options not usable by customers otherwise and President and CEO Mark Fields will also introduce the Raptor Assault driving school, allowing current and upcoming Raptor owners to enlist with the Ford Performance Racing School beginning in April free of cost.

“Raptor serves as a testament to our passion for creating vehicles that are designed to tackle the toughest obstacles on earth. We’re really looking forward to auctioning off our custom creation to help support JDRF,” commented Jim Owens, marketing manager, Ford Performance. The Raptor has under the hood a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine packing 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts) and 510 pound-feet (827 Newton-meters) of torque.