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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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Looking for a brand new truck with amazing versatility to handle virtually any terrain? Come take a look at the Ford F-Series at Damerow Ford! The Ford F-Series has continued to win numerous awards from auto publications year after year, and the 2011 class is the best we’ve seen yet. Check out our inventory below and come in for a test drive!
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.
We’re excited about this truck and hope you are too. Check out the article for a closer look!
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The much anticipated 2011 Ford Explorer is in stock. Take a look at this exciting new Ford vehicle with photos taken right here at Damerow Ford.
Deemed a “modern interpretation of the SUV”, the new Explorer offers three configurations, all with an improved exterior look, three rows of seats, Ford’s highest quality interior, intelligent AWD and choice between two innovative engines.
The 2011 Ford Explorer offers either the new fuel-saving EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or (for those that want to tow) an optional 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft. of torque. In addition, it rides on a unibody platform derived from the automaker’s D3 platform rather than the separate frame of the outgoing model. Plus it’s just a great looking vehicle inside and out.
Ford has allowed the market to seek its own level and the result is that buyers now have a choice to receive all the on and off-road power, connectivity, and safety technologies that were once only available in luxury SUVs. – Mark Elias, Left Lane News
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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.
The revamped, all-new 2011 Ford Explorer boasts a 25% improvement according to a great article by Ford in the News. With EPA approved ratings of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, this marked increase in fuel economy is due to careful integration of features like six-speed auto transmission and twin independent cam shaft variable timing and makes all the difference for the Explorer’s V-6 engine.
The 2011 Explorer V6 … delivers a keen balance between power and fuel economy… and helps Explorer deliver 25 percent better fuel efficiency. This raises the bar for full-size SUVs, and will change buyer expectations for the entire segment. – Jim Holland chief nameplate engineer Ford Motor Company
Aerodynamic revisions also played a pivotal role in the 2011 Explorer’s ratings, but optimizing features like front-mounted air dam and rear liftgate lip spoiler coordination, also improved highway speeds. With the release in early 2011 of Ford’s EcoBoost engine Explorer drivers can expect 30% additional improvement in fuel economy!
Ford Motors is steadily increasing the number of experiential components at nationwide auto shows to engage customers reported a fun article by Biz Bash.com. This year’s Central Florida Auto Show provided show-goers with vehicle based video games, a pool table and foosball. Attendees also like the activities because they keep children occupied while the adults browse according to the Ford Communications Manager.
The more time people stay in our stand, the more they are going to learn about the new technologies, the quality and safety features. – Ford Communications Manager Marisa Bradley.
This year’s auto show was presented by the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows. Showcasing over 334 vehicles from 22 domestic and import manufacturers.
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Autoblog.com excitedly released pictures and comparison specifications for the new 2011 Ford F-150 with Ecoboost technology. There are high expectations for the power and efficiency of this truck as it relies on the Blue Oval heavy-hauling power plants.
This Ford truck includes a 3.5-liter twin-turbo power plant with 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. This helps to power the F-150 down the road even when hauling a trailer. The 2011 Ford F-150 will also boast a class-leading fuel efficiency ratings of 23 miles per gallon on the highway.
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