Published on April 12th, 2013 | by Gerry Miles0
Ford produces 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition
What is arguably one of the biggest, baddest and most intimidating off-road pickup trucks – the Ford Raptor – has gotten bigger and badder with a new special edition that allows customers to select a Special Edition package for more customization.
In addition to the exterior graphics that includes a bright Ruby Red metallic, the inside got a tricked up with Brick Red seat bolsters, highlights and insets, center stack dash appliques and door panel accents.
The truck will also be available in Tuxedo Black Metallic.
“Raptor owners are looking for a high-performing, uncompromising off-road pickup truck with the features and luxuries found in today’s premium trucks,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Since its launch in 2009, we’ve continually moved Raptor forward in capability and design, and the 2014 Special Edition is the best Raptor yet.”
Raptor has found an enviable niche in full-size pickups. SVT Raptor sales are up 14 percent in 2013, with five out of the past six months seeing record sales. More than 13,000 Raptors were sold in 2012.
SVT Raptor prowess and power
Launched as a 2010 model, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has set the benchmark for low- and high-speed off-road performance through aggressive all-terrain tires, industry-exclusive internal triple-bypass FOX Racing Shox™ dampers, skid plates and standard Hill Descent Control™.
Ford added a 4-door SuperCrew Raptor model in 2011 to broaden the line with the original 2-door SuperCab offering.
In 2012 Ford offered a grille-mounted camera to improve driver visibility climbing over rocks or other obstacles. A Torsen® limited-slip differential to Raptor’s 4WD system enables the truck to balance traction between both front wheels.
For 2013 industry-exclusive beadlock-capable wheels were added to help increase grip in low-traction conditions, along with high-intensity discharge headlamps for improved visibility. SYNC® with MyFord Touch® was also made available for added connectivity.
411 Horse Power
Raptor is powered by a 6.2-liter, 411 hp, V-8 engine producing 434 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to an electronic 6-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and SelectShift Automatic® functionality. The 4WD system features electronic shift-on-the-fly capability for the transfer case.
The front axle features a Torsen® differential with 4.10 to 1 gearing. The rear axle is also 4.10 to 1, with an electronic-locking differential.
Pricing will be released later when Raptor comes closer to the on sale date.