Spy photography has to be a fun gig. Everyday you have to find new and creative ways to photograph the latest automotive prototypes that the manufacturers don’t want you to see. It’s a constant cat and mouse game and the automakers are always looking for ways to throw you off. We can only imagine the reaction when this photographer caught a 2015 Ford F-150 hauling a SVT Raptor Power Wheels toy in full auto camouflage. We’d like to think the folks at KGP Photography had a giggle.
As you can see, Ford wrapped a Power Wheels toy and loaded it onto a trailer to tow behind a new F-150 in Dearborn, Michigan. No, we don’t actually believe Ford is working on a prototype Raptor Roadster but we applaud Ford for their sense of humor. Ford’s Mike Levine responded with, “I know NOTHING! I see NOTHING!” That sounds like an admission of guilt to us.
Ford has made news lately regarding their prototypes. Ford had been secretly testing an aluminum bodied F-150 in plain sight at several big industries around the country. The all-new 2015 Mustang has to be one of the most photographed prototypes in recent history. It’s important to keep the buzz going about these new vehicles, so Ford needs to feed the community tidbits once in awhile.
Camouflaged 2016 F-150 SVT Raptor photos have also circulated the web recently. This Power Wheels stunt is a natural fit. It’s not the first time a company used a Power Wheels product in stunt. DBR High Performance last year attached the Barbie Power Wheels Mustang to the dyno to see how much horsepower it made.
We admit that we sort of like the Raptor Power Wheels without a roof. Maybe Ford is secretly telling us that that project is in the works? It’d have to be more successful than the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, right?
Chad Kirchner is a freelance automotive journalist with a sincere passion for the industry and helping people. He’s a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and the Texas Auto Writers Association. When not writing about the latest automotive news or vehicles, you can catch him at car shows around the country. Be sure to check him out on social media, including Google+ and Twitter.