‘Tis the season for dashing through the snow, and YouTube phenom Ken Block – of the Gymkhana series – does exactly that with the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor pick-up truck. In this video, Block trades his rally-prepped Ford Focus for the 3.5 litre EcoBoost V6-powered truck, and from the short clip here, we can see he’s having a bit of fun putting the F-150 through its paces.

Ford will begin deliveries of the 2017 F-150 Raptor this month, starting at US$49,520 (RM221,528) for the SuperCab body or US$52,505 (RM234,882) for the SuperCrew cabin version, while specifying every available option will bring the sticker total to US$72,965 (RM326,597); among the options available are adaptive cruise control, a twin-panel moonroof, and a limited-slip Torsen differential for the front axle.

The 450 hp/691 Nm output from the 3.5 litre EcoBoost engine is delivered via a 10-speed automatic transmission, which is part of a four-wheel driveline that also includes a torque-on-demand transfer case with driver-selectable settings from the Terrain Management System.

GALLERY: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor