The 600-hp Raptor 600, the undisputed hero of March's Melbourne motor show, is to form the basis of an all-Australian attempt on a world land speed record. The ute, based on a Ford BA Falcon ute and developed by Roman Autotek in collaboration with Hillier Conversions, will hit racetracks as it prepares for an all-out assualt on the Australian land speed record.
The Raptor attempt at the Land Speed Record for its class is scheduled to take place on Lake Gairdner late in 2003. If this is successful, the organisers have every intention of challenging the world record. The Raptor is a gullwinged version of the BA Falco0n Ute with a highly strung turbocharged six-cylinder engine producing in excess of 600hp. A second versions, based on the XR8 ute is envisaged, with Roman Autotek suggesting 1200hp is not out of the question.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.
AU2 S-pack Owner: Silhouette Black, XR6 Wheels, Tickford Sunroof, C2R rear bar, Checker Plate Floor Mats, Chrome Door Sills, Blue Backlite Dash, Blue Painted Brake Callipers, Advanced Extractors, Magnaflow High Flow Cat, 2.5" Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent Custom Exhaust, Genie Muffler. Sony Explode 50w x 4 deck, Kenwood 140w speakers (front and rear), Boss 1200 watt Amplifier, 12" Orion Sub in custom box. More To Come!!
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.