Day: May 6, 2020

Jimco Reaper Pre-runner is a leather-wrapped 800-horsepower race truck

If you’re the kind of person who is no longer satisfied with the high-speed off-road capability of the Ford F-150 Raptor, but aren’t quite ready for something as raw as a straight desert buggy or race truck, Jimco Racing has a solution for you. The company builds everything from small buggies to trophy trucks, and it has recently started building pre-runner trucks with some basic amenities, such as in its latest example, the Reaper, which was first revealed by Off Road Racer.

This truck was built for the owner of the L.A. Dodgers, and it might look like a Ford Raptor from the outside, but everything underneath the fiberglass body is anything but. The farthest from Ford it gets is the powertrain, which combines an engine from Dougans Racing Engines that’s based on a big block Chevy design,

RUF Rodeo Concept is a rally-ready double entendre

RUF Automobile, the German garage that specializes in bespoke sports cars, has released a new concept car that blends inspiration from Western cowboy culture, as well as from the posh car community of Beverly Hills, California. The RUF Rodeo Concept bases its looks on a Porsche 911 and has been outfitted in rally gear for off-road adventuring. 

The RUF Rodeo Concept might have the appearance of a Porsche rally car, but underneath, the build is more complicated than that. At the core of the vehicle is the same carbon fiber monocoque chassis that was used in RUF’s previously released CTR Anniversary and SCR, so it’s not really a Porsche. With RUF’s bespoke setup, this car can accommodate either a naturally aspirated or turbocharged flat-six engine. No performance details were mentioned beyond that.

The name Rodeo is