It’s not an implausible complaint. You just dropped $70k for your new, fully loaded 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor but you just don’t know how to use it for anything but cruising to the job site and tailgating at the local university games. You’re afraid to take it out into the hills and break it. I know I would be after dropping that much change on it.
Ford wants to make sure you have no reason to complain, so if you buy a 2017 F-150 Raptor they’re giving you the opportunity to drive the company’s Raptors in anger during their Raptor Assault owner program at Ford Performance School in Grantsville, UT. Given the success of their current GT350 Track Attack and ST Octane Academy, as well as the much-anticipated RS Adrenaline Academy, I bet this class is going to be popular too.
Drive your 2017 Raptor to the airport, buy a plane ticket. Fly out to Utah, grab a hotel room somewhere near the school and Ford will take care of the rest. They’ll provide trucks, loan you some safety gear then show you how to use all of the different terrain modes in class, and in the real world. They’ll even feed you breakfast and lunch.
If you haven’t had enough after the first day you’re invited to stay for another day and beat up on a Ford Mustang GT around the Utah Motorsports track.
So if you’re wondering how in the heck to use your new Baja beast but don’t want to endanger your own truck getting familiar with all the gadgetry, Ford just made it a bit easier to learn how to drive like four-time Baja 1000 winner Greg Foutz. All it’s going to cost you is a plane ticket, hotel room and a brand new Raptor in the garage.