• Kanye West’s preferred mode of transport near his multimillion-dollar ranch in Wyoming is a fleet of several blacked-out Ford Raptors, according to The New York Times.
  • The Raptor, which costs upwards of $53,000, is the high-performance, off-road-ready version of Ford’s F-150 pickup truck.
  • Its twin-turbocharged V6 engine puts out 450 horsepower and 510 foot-pounds of torque, Ford says.
  • The truck is equipped with beefy tires and Fox shocks that help it tackle off-road terrain.
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Just because Kanye West now spends his time on a massive $14 million ranch in Wyoming doesn’t mean he’s given up all of the trappings of life as a famous recording artist. The multi-hyphenate still records music, holds listening parties, and – as those with the money to do so tend to do – buys and drives expensive, over-the-top cars.

To get around his compound and the 10,000-person town of Cody, Wyoming, around which he’s said to have two roughly $14-million ranches, West uses a fleet of “between two and six” blacked-out Ford Raptors, according to The New York Times.

The F-150 Raptor – Ford’s flagship performance pickup – comes equipped with a super-powerful, twin-turbocharged V6, racing-grade shocks, enormous all-terrain tires, and plenty of other goodies that make it ideal for speeding across rocky and uneven terrain.

Here’s a closer look at the Ford Raptor, Kanye West’s truck of choice out West:


According to a New York Times article, Kanye West gets around his ranch in Cody, Wyoming using a fleet of blacked-out Ford Raptors.

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The exact number of trucks the rapper owns is “a topic of local speculation,” according to the article …

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… but the saleswoman at a local Ford dealership told The New York Times she sold him “between two and six.”

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Scroll down for a closer look at the souped-up pickup truck that Kanye West likes so much, he bought at least two of them.


The Raptor is the Blue Oval’s sporty, ultra-capable version of the F-150 pickup truck.

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It sits in the Ford Performance lineup alongside vehicles like the 660-horsepower Ford GT and the Mustang Shelby GT500, which is the quickest production Mustang ever.

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Built for high speeds and off-roading, the Raptor is outfitted with a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V6 engine …

Foto: Ford Raptor.sourceFord

… which packs 450 horses and 510 foot-pounds of torque, according to Ford.

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That’s 160 more horsepower and almost double the torque of the base F-150.

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The engine sends power to all four wheels via a paddle-shifted, 10-speed automatic transmission.

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It rockets from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, according to Car and Driver.

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Source: Car and Driver


For enhanced off-road capability, the Raptor comes equipped with undercarriage-protecting skid plates …

Foto: Ford Raptor.sourceFord

… and 17-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in massive, knobby, all-terrain tires.

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A set of high-performance, long-travel Fox shocks means the Raptor tackles bumps and ruts with ease.

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Ford says the shocks automatically adjust damping as conditions change.

Foto: Ford Raptor.sourceFord

You can also tell the Raptor apart from your average F-150 by its aggressive, extra-wide stance …

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… and its chunky “Ford” logo slapped across the front grille.

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The truck has a starting MSRP of just over $53,000, but a well-optioned Raptor easily pushes $80,000. It’s probably safe to assume that West — who dropped millions on his Wyoming estate — didn’t go for the base model.

Foto: Ford Raptor.sourceFord

Assuming $53,000 to $80,000 per truck, West feasibly spent somewhere between $106,000 and $480,000 on his Raptor fleet.

Foto: Ford Raptor.sourceFord