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Over the last 4 years, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has become one of the most highly respected and sought-after performance pickups in the industry. As Motor Trend reports, the 2012 model continues to impress as the best Raptor Ford has released to date.
While the Raptor is often praised for its speed, the auto publication decided to put the performance pickup to the test with a rock climbing adventure in the mountains near Moab, Utah. Immediately, they commented on its off-road build including its high ground clearance, versatile suspension and tremendous power.
Several tweaks were made to the 2012 model that came in handy for mountain terrain as Ford looks to improve its vehicles each year. In terms of design, a new blue interior package is available and the bright orange exterior of last year has been replaced with Race Red. It also includes new side graphics and aluminum accents in the cabin to add to its premium feel.
The new Torsen front differential significantly improves the front grip of the truck and makes it possible to overcome obstacles that the truck simply couldn’t tackle in previous years. Others improvements include Hill Descent Control, electronic-locking rearend, and a front-facing camera. Additionally, its Off-Road mode allows the transmission to hold gears longer, allowing it to perform in the snow, mud and dirt.
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Built Ford Tough just might be an understatement for this performance truck.
As Car and Driver reports, Ford has upped the ante in the Performance Truck category with the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew. The publication got their hands on a test vehicle that was equipped with high-performance Fox shocks, a huge 36-gallon gas tank, and oversized BFGoodrich tires.
One of the more impressive aspects of the truck is its size. The SuperCrew has a massive 145.2″ wheelbase, weighs 6,284 pounds, and can handle virtually any terrain. It is powered by a 411-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 engine and reaches 60 mph in 6.6 seconds despite its weight.
The interior of this model also didn’t disappoint. It came loaded with every interior feature you can dream of, including a navigation system with a high-resolution screen and a luxury package with heated front seats and power-adjustable pedals for the most appropriate fit. Like any luxurious interior, it also came with a gorgeous display screen with an infinite number of options to customize the driving experience.
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The 2011 Ford F150 SVT Raptor just might challenge your stereotypes about performance trucks.
Frank Markus, Motor Trend‘s technical director, recently took the latest Raptor for a spin in the snow to find out how it would handle Ford’s rigorous cold-weather testing facility.
He certainly wasn’t disappointed. In addition to its 8,000 pound towing capacity, the 2011 Raptor includes domesticated features such as power folding mirrors and a 4.2″ screen for its variety of off-road functions. While he was impressed with the sport mode and electronic differential lock, he preferred the standard 4WD setting when tackling Ford’s tricky snow-handling course.
Above all, the one aspect that stood out the most against previous models was its small feel compared to its very large size. The steering, handling, and agility provides the driver with a feeling of complete control without sacrificing performance.
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Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords reports that the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor which has garnered over 10 awards since its debut last year, has now received the Pickup Truck of the Year honors bestowed by Four Wheeler magazine. Judging took place during a rigorous 1,000-mile competition in diverse environments such as the mountain trails, desert sand dunes, stream crossings and interstates of Southern California.
Every four-wheel-drive enthusiast’s dream of what a factory pickup truck should be… the Raptor 6.2 is a joy to drive, and a very deserving winner of our Pickup Truck of the Year competition. – Douglas McColloch, Four Wheeler editor.
The 2011 Ford F-150 SVT includes all manner of premium performance parts designed for extreme off-pavement adventures – rock crawling, mud bogging or desert racing.
While this truck is versatile enough to handle the daily commute, the 6.2-liter V8 produces 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, with a 36-gallon fuel tank purposefully designed for off-road adventures. Upgrades to the interior include a 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen and SelectShift Automatic™ transmission. More than 2,700 orders have been placed for Raptor with the SuperCrew option.
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Ford recently unveiled the 2011 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew. USA Today wrote an article explaining how this truck will be ‘meaner’ than ever before. This sturdy truck just got even more powerful, making it hard for other trucks to compare.
This updated truck is taller and wider than the regular F-150 with an increased fuel tank as well. The 4×4 suspension means it will get the job done, not matter where, when, or how.
The truck also comes with an off-road LCD screen, which is meant to keep drivers informed and on-course.
With a whopping 411 hp and towing capacity of 8,000 pounds, the 2011 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew is a truck like no other. If you are in need of a rugged and reliable truck, this one is sure to fit the bill.
The productivity screen is a great solution for our off-road customers,With one glance, they can tell exactly what settings are enabled on their truck and what the driveline is doing. – Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief nameplate engineer.
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The USA Today reported on Monday that orders for the F150 Raptor have been exceptional, with 5,300 ordered so far. The Ford F150 Raptor is a powerful off-road truck which has 320 horsepower Titan V-8 Engine.This spring, Ford is also offering the Raptor with an even more powerful, 421 horsepower engine.
The model, and its popularity, are a throwback to Detroit’s golden age of high-profit truck-selling a decade ago.
One of the most interesting points in this article is that the orders are not just coming from common off-road states like Texas and the Southwest, but from states across the United States.
Want to read more? Visit the F150′s official website. No only does it feature the truck’s specs, photo galleries and video, but it also has a great story looking at F150 Raptor’s race in the Baja.
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