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DEARBORN -- Enthusiasts looking for some extra power from their F-150 SVT Raptor won’t have to wait any longer – 6.2-liter Raptors are now available for sale at Ford dealers nationwide. In fact, nearly 3,000 customers have already placed orders for the 6.2-liter version. The optional 6.2-liter V-8 engine produces 411 horsepower and 434 ft.-lb. of torque – making Raptor the most powerful half-ton pickup on the market.

 

“There are a lot of customers patiently waiting to get their 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptors, and they won’t be disappointed. The 6.2’s performance perfectly complements the Raptor’s unique off-road capability, and will blow our customers away. We’re working hard to get the trucks to our customers as soon as we can," said Mark Grueber, Ford F-150 marketing manager.

 

NASCAR driver and truck enthusiast Greg Biffle is one customer anxiously awaiting his personal 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptor, which will be the first production model off the line. Biffle got his first taste of the truck driving the F-150 SVT Raptor R in a Best in the Desert race.

 

“We’re as excited about shipments of 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptors as the customers are. Ford Racing Performance Parts provides customers with just the right mix of specialty items," said Cliff Irey, Ford Racing grassroots/off-road program manager.

 

The F-150 SVT Raptor is the first-ever high-speed off-road performance truck offered by any manufacturer and highlights Ford’s 33 years of truck sales leadership by emphasizing Built Ford Tough durability, innovation and engineering. Developed with the DNA of an off-road pre-runner, comprehensive modifications focused on chassis and suspension enhancements.

 

The F-150 SVT Raptor is seven inches wider than a base F-150 to make room for the additional suspension components that give Raptor its incredible off-road abilities. The wider stance also gives the truck an aggressive appearance. Internal triple-bypass shocks by FOX Racing Shox – the first on a production truck – provide position-sensitive damping and extra suspension travel for extreme off-roading and a smooth ride on the road.

 

Raptor also has unique cast-aluminum front control arms and SVT-tuned 35-inch BFGoodrich® All-Terrain TA/KO 315/70-17 tires. These components give Raptor 11.2 inches of front suspension travel and 12.1 inches of rear suspension travel.

 

An extra level of customization for F-150 SVT Raptor

There’s no doubt the F-150 SVT Raptor is decked out with the latest technologies and engineering feats to make it an off-road menace. But there are also parts available for enthusiasts to customize the truck for their specific needs.

 

Halogen lights and the accompanying light bar are the top-selling parts through Ford Racing Performance Parts. For off-road use only, these lights improve visibility in high-speed off-road conditions. Painted in a durable black powder-coat, the lights are available as 8-inch halogen lights or as 6-inch auxiliary light packages.

 

In fact, the halogen lights available from Ford Racing Performance Parts are the same brand and use the same engineering as the lights that powered the F-150 SVT Raptor R to a podium finish at the 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in 2008.

 

Additionally, a tow kit provides part of an essential package for off-roading. In a Ford Racing carry bag, the kit includes a 3-inch by 35-inch recovery strap, two SPA clevises, a receiver hitch block with hitch pin, and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization-approved spade.

 

For Raptor enthusiasts looking to add a personal touch, chrome, black or blue powder-coated cam covers are available for the 5.4-liter engine. Blue powder-coated cam covers for the new 6.2-liter engine will be available shortly. An enhanced front skid plate is also available, which adds side and center reinforcements and the “Ford Racing” name to the already tough truck.

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Looking good Mr. G! That's one tasty looking truck! drool.gif I'm sure that you should not have any problem selling that bad boy quickly. One thing that I noticed on your truck is that Ford aparantly dropped the idea of putting a "6.2L" badge on the door like the one I saw at the L.A. Auto Show a few months ago...

 

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Just an observation, that's all. salute.gif

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i would consider one if they made a supercrew version

 

 

They are, but you'll have to join ICE/U.S. Border Patrol to drive one. They are getting a stripped down, supercrew version of the truck. Engine and suspension components will be the same, but interior will be strictly goverment issue. No fancy bucket seats, center column/gear slector, or any of the other interior doo-dads that the "street" version comes with.

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There is an upcoming civilain version of the Super Crew Raptor coming out soon. It will come standard with the 6.2 engine. The latest issue of Motor Trend has an excellent article about the testing of the S/Crew Raptor and includes some interesting photos of the truck in its camoflage.

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There is an upcoming civilain version of the Super Crew Raptor coming out soon. It will come standard with the 6.2 engine. The latest issue of Motor Trend has an excellent article about the testing of the S/Crew Raptor and includes some interesting photos of the truck in its camoflage.

 

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/09/spied-ford-f150-svt-raptor-supercrew-crew-cab.html

 

But is anyone sure that this camoed test mule is not just the Border Patrol version being tested? Does the MT article say it's a go for civilan use? It would make sense if they did, because if you're going to build one for the Goverment, then why not just build one for the civilan market too?

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Anyone know if we can get a ford racing sc for the 6.2 raptor? I have one on order and should be here in 8wks or so. I wanted the supercrew but wasnt going to wait any longer. Saw the camo test pics in sept 09 and yet to see anything else on it. Would love to get 500whp out of the 6.2 so when Im not in the kr I can still go plenty fast ;)

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http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/09/spied-ford-f150-svt-raptor-supercrew-crew-cab.html

 

But is anyone sure that this camoed test mule is not just the Border Patrol version being tested? Does the MT article say it's a go for civilan use? It would make sense if they did, because if you're going to build one for the Goverment, then why not just build one for the civilan market too?

 

 

The article doesn't mention the test vehicle as being a Border Patrol special, nor do they state anythign about it being a civilian vehicle. They do mention an embargo on driving impressions, which would make more sense to me in regard to a civilian bound piece as opposed to a gov't only spec vehicle where reports or impression woudl not be needed.

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The article doesn't mention the test vehicle as being a Border Patrol special, nor do they state anythign about it being a civilian vehicle. They do mention an embargo on driving impressions, which would make more sense to me in regard to a civilian bound piece as opposed to a gov't only spec vehicle where reports or impression woudl not be needed.

 

 

Well Sir, you're right. Here's a new Motor Trend video of the F-150 6.2 SuperCrew Raptor prototype being put through about 800 miles of some tough off road testing, and if we are to believe what the the MT writer says in the video, it's the final testing before production begins on the truck.

 

 

 

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And this means that quite a few people will be upgrading their Raptors for the new engine which will hopefully put a lot of excess 5.4's in the dealers lots at low prices :happy feet:

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If anyone is in Las Vegas on Saturday you should join the Nevada Ford Dealers for the Raptor Roundup being held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the "new" off road course.

 

No Raptor required and it is free!

 

Roger

 

 

So if I pull one of my shelby's to the bash with my Raptor in January - can you get me on the offroad track???

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500-Vert doesn't need to ask....just make the decree...I will be in Vegas in January, and I need all tracks open and ready for my amusement. <clap clap>

 

:bowdown:

 

Oh, and clear the Bellagio of all riff-raff and floral shirts, for I cannot be slowed down by commoners and floral shirts taint my vision. <clap clap>

 

 

:speedie:

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I was really chomping at the bit for the 6.2 Raptor, but the only way I'd do it is if they offered a fully loaded screw and red paint. I never liked black exteriors, and really can't stand the burnt-orange or the blue.

 

Can you tell that I really, really love red cars?

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