I’m Richard Hammond
and I’m 50 this year. There you go. I said it. And yes, I am having a midlife crisis. But I’m not ashamed of that. In fact I’m celebrating it. I’ve already covered
off all the usual cliches: fast cars, fast bikes,
that sort of stuff, in fact there was
only one thing left One giant treat-to-self to mark the passing
of a middle aged milestone. And it’s this… my midlife crisis pick-up truck. But this isn’t any
old pick-up truck. It’s a Ford Ranger Raptor, and it’s built using technology
from off-road racing trucks. So it’s got vented
discs all round, and four, yes four,
off-road tow hooks. This is a very
serious bit of kit. Now, I know
what you’re thinking. Look at that idiot, he’s
basically bought a racing truck. A racing truck he
can’t even use in real life. But not so. You see, crisis or not,
I am a family man and this is a
brilliant family car, as I shall now
demonstrate by taking my teenage daughters
on a trip to the shops… Hello girls.
Yeah, road trip! Hello daddy! Yes we love you very much. Right everybody seatbelts on. Excellent. You see, I have been
grown up here because my midlife-crisis
pickup truck is also a perfect family car.
It’s got everything you need. And, although it’s got a 213
horsepower twin turbo engine, it also meets
Euro 6.2 which means it’s kinder to the environment. And we all know
how much teenagers care about the environment. Don’t you girls? Yep. Alright girls,
I'll see you in half an hour. They love me. SNAP! You’re having a midlife crisis. I’m not! Dearest darling how do I love you? Too much. YOU’RE BACK?! And who’s paying for all that? It’s, it’s me isn’t it. Get in. Right, seatbelts on please.
What’s that? Organic smoothie? Yep, of course it is. Right, let’s get home. Another thing that means my
truck is a sensible family car is it’s got stability
control with roll mitigation. In case you’re one of those dads
with a reputation for, you know, sometimes getting into
a spot of bother in a car. It’s also got something
called load adaptive control which means the stability
systems actually take… Right, enough of that. Girls, I’m just going
to take a little shortcut… That okay? Good. We're there in no time girls. Why didn’t you let me
teach you to drive? Oh wait a minute, I’ve done this bit wrong. Don’t worry hill
start assist, watch this. Well what do
you think of that? And we are home.
Come on Girls how
much do you love daddy? You can say. Yeah let’s not, let’s not
tell your mother about that..