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Old 02-09-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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F-150 SVT Raptor

After months of spy photos and a last-minute teaser video, Ford has officially unveiled its 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor. The high-performance off-road truck is powered by an updated version of the regular F-150ís 5.4-liter Triton V8 three-valve engine, delivering 320 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Also available will be a new 6.2-liter Boss V8 engine recently developed by the automaker.


Ford says it performed extensive testing on the new powerplant, including subjecting fifty prototype engines to more than a dozen of the toughest engine tests at Fordís dynamometer lab.

The SVT division used a 62-mile durability loop in the desert of Borrego Springs, California, to replicate the conditions of the Baja 1000 race, to further test the performance of both available engines.

While much of the focus will be on the new 6.2-liter mill, the 5.4-liter Triton also features a number of new technologies. A new open-valve fuel injection strategy improves horsepower during towing and higher rpm operations, while delivering lower emissions and better fuel economy.

Of course, engines are only part of the equation. A great deal of R&D went into the truckís modified chassis and suspension. With 13.4 inches of usable travel in the rear suspension and 11.2 in the front, the Raptor promises to be a capable off-roader.

Raptorís wider track and softer suspension mean it will glide over obstacles with relative ease. The suspensionís dampers were designed by Fox Racing Shox, giving the Raptor the only internal bypass shocks on a street truck. The position sensitive dampening internal bypass feature allows the shock to become significantly stiffer as it travels, preventing the truck from bottoming out.

The last component of the Raptorís connection to the ground comes in the form of BF Goodrich All-Terrain TA/KO 315/70-17 tires. Mounted on 17-inch wheels, these 35-inch tires are designed to work on- and off-road.

High-tech features include: Trailer Sway Control, an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, an Electronic Locking Differential, Hill Descent Control, an Off-Road Mode, and an Auxiliary Switch Board to facilitate aftermarket add-ons.

The F-150 SVT Raptor will be built along side the new F-150 at Fordís Dearborn Truck Plant at the Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan.







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Old 02-09-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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Pretty sweeeet, hopefully it does okay in the current market. At my job we use Ford Rangers, I might petition for a couple of these since most of the Rangers are on their last legs! (or wheels, if you want to get technical)
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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They hold up pretty well no?

The only Ranger i'd like to own is a SLP Thunderbolt.


Sorry its soo little, I dont think many we're made.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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They hold up pretty well no?

The only Ranger i'd like to own is a SLP Thunderbolt.


Sorry its soo little, I dont think many we're made.
Yeah those Rangers are great little trucks, just they have on average like 160k miles and we drive em pretty hard lol!
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:23 PM   #5
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nice truck I just can't get past that blue oval, I perfer mine with a Bow Tie.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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S-10's are too small.....And I think the new F-150 Fails hard.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:49 PM   #7
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Ugh, I want a price on this thing!
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:51 PM   #8
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$50k - $100k most likely.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:51 PM   #9
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Lets see the price.

If ford prices it like i think they will (40k territory) then it will be a FAIL
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:03 PM   #10
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$35,000 Was the 3rd gen Lighting.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:20 PM   #11
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awesome truck. looks f--king great in blue
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