Even before the pandemic, the “safari” trend of taking cars not originally meant for off-roading and modifying them for that exact task was gathering steam. The fad grew so popular that manufacturers themselves got in on the action, with official offerings like the Porsche 911 Dakar
True to the the safari formula, the car must also look like something ready to lead an assault on the Thunderdome. C/D reports a new suspension with Fox Live Valve shocks and springs that provide a 2.0-inch lift. Naturally, beefy-looking skid plates, black fender cladding and all-terrain tires will round out the visuals.
Furthermore, C/D says an even more radical Mustang Raptor R will follow. They also created a pretty good artist rendering of the car.
The safari trend seems to mandate, with perhaps a dash of irony, that the more sporty or luxurious the base car, the better. Various
When the Mustang Mach-E debuted purists lost their minds at the idea of a Mustang crossover. If the Mustang Raptor had come out first that may have tempered the pitchforks grabbers.