Watch Ken Block tear through the snow in a 2017 Ford Raptor

Some folks get to have all the fun.

Andrew Krok Reviews Editor / Cars
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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North America is covered in snow. just released a new Raptor. Ken Block's schedule was open. Why not combine all three for a proper dash through the snow in a 450-horse, not-so-open sleigh?

That's exactly what Ford did, and the result is exactly what you might expect. Block, a driver best known for his Gymkhana video series, absolutely tears up the white stuff from inside the 2017 Raptor. When car enthusiasts wake up to fresh powder on the ground, this is what they imagine doing. It's not just me.

The 2017 Raptor is a proper update to Ford's performance truck. With 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque on tap, connected to a suspension system built to tackle some of the gnarliest dunes you'll ever come across, the Raptor is a truck that's suited for antics like this. We didn't get a chance to blast through snow when we drove it, but we loved it nevertheless.