What does Ken Block do when handed the keys to a turnkey factory desert built pre-runner? Simple, turn to SVC Offroad of Southern California to create a blizzard eating, snowboard toting, mobile jib park that hauls both Ken and his closest friends deep into the Utah backcountry. The challenges of getting this Ford Raptor to what you all see today was the culmination of countless late nights at SVC headquarters fueled by Monster Energy drinks to keep us all going strong.
The entire interior top section of the roll cage was cut out, reworked and tailored to give Ken the headroom and space he needs to enjoy the path ahead. The Rear bed cage system was designed to keep the occupants snugged down and in the truck, just in case Ken’s rally car roots get the best of him and they find themselves trax up. Once at the final destination, Ken and his crew can attach the quick release BBQ and blast the outdoor stereo system for a fun and relaxing day in the backcountry. Courtesy of Recaro Seats, occupants both inside and out will travel in comfort while enjoying all 650+ horsepower from the SVC Tuned Whipple Supercharger, thus allowing this beast to keep turning the Mattracks system in the deepest of snow.
In case the day runs long, the dark and lonely mountain landscape will be illuminated by both a 30” and 50” LED Rigid Industries light bars mounted to a custom roof rack the doubles as both a removable cargo holder for all the gear, and a system of handrails for board sliding and jib tricks performed directly on the truck. The 30” LED bar rest snuggly and securely to SVC’s Baja front bumper. A dual pair of Rigid Industries D2’s in both Amber and Blue offer a disco light show for the people in the back.
Projects like this are never easy. They require a lot of time and resources, but thanks to special people like Justin from Hoonigan Racing keeping us on task and on time, we got the job done. Without him, and everyone else involved, we don’t see how this could have been pulled off before the snow melted away.
We at SVC Offroad would like to thank the following:
Ken Block and the rest of his team at Hoonigan Racing. Monster Energy for believing in his vision and passion to push the envelope in everything he does. Recaro Seats for getting SVC what we needed on time, and right the first time. Taylor at Ridgid Industries for hooking up the lights needed to make this happen. Kirk at Raptoraddict.com for applying his superior paint skills to the entire cage system. Mike at Whipple Superchargers for taking care of us for our power needs and Dennis for flying out the Park City to custom tune the vehicle (this is a whole other story for another day). Tim at Glassworks Unlimited for an amazing set of front fiberglass. Most of all, the whole team at SVC Offroad. Without them, this never could have been possible.