The Bronco Raptor is a formidable beast – wider than most buildings, and powered by a 412bhp twin-turbo V6 – it’s therefore perfect for doing silly things in the sand and dirt. The F-150 Raptor R, with its 700bhp 5.2-litre supercharged V8, even more so. So we stuck Jack Rix in the former, Jethro Bovingdon in the latter, and told them to go shredding in the infinite off-road playground that is Johnson Valley, California. Things get a little hairier when Jack asks Jethro to “show him the way of the jump”.

ALSO in episode two: The Bronco DR is a bona fide off-the-shelf desert racer (hence the name), meaning for a mere $295,000 you could own a competition-ready, Coyote 5.0-litre V8 powered, off-road racecar capable of conquering pretty much any terrain this side of the moon. Or you could ask Ford very nicely to borrow one, insert Jethro in the middle of the Californian desert, light the touch paper and retire to a safe distance as he demonstrates what makes this car so special…

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00:00 Intro
00:56 Ford Bronco Raptor
01:55 Ford F150 Raptor R
03:20 Stats and specs
08:06 Jumps
10:36 Jacks turn
12:53 Studio
14:17 Ford Bronco DR
16:01 Straight line speed
17:37 Whoops
19:33 Rock Crawling
22:45 Jumps
24:13 Debrief
25:54 Silt Shower
28:03 Outro

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