2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Clovis CA
La Puente, CA
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
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- New performance off-road version of F-150 pickup
- Inspired by off-road racing trucks
- Wider body and increased suspension travel
- 320-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 engine at launch
- 6.2-liter V-8 engine available later
- Reworked front suspension
- Internal bypass shocks by Fox Racing Shox
- Uses SuperCab body style
- Available summer 2009
Ford's Special Vehicles Team (SVT) performance arm has worked its magic on the F-150 pickup twice before. Both of those offerings, the F-150 SVT Lightnings of 1993-1995 and 1999-2004, were hopped-up street trucks. For 2010, SVT is at it again. This time, SVT is aiming at off-road enthusiasts with the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.
The SVT Raptor will fit in the mold of the pre-runner trucks that are used to scout a course prior to an off-road race. It will start with the SuperCab version redesigned F-150, and incorporate suspension modifications to improve off-roading and exterior changes for a more aggressive look. It will initially come with the largest engine currently offered in the F-150, a 5.4-liter V-8, but a more-powerful 6.2-liter V-8 engine will be available later. To whet consumers' appetites for the new performance pickup, Ford is entering a factory-modified version of the truck in late November, called the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R, in the Baja 1000 Mexican off-road race. An SVT official says the company will use lessons learned in the Baja 1000 to further develop the truck prior to its release next summer.
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