Ford is tapping into the growing off-road enthusiast market and building on the Ford F-150’s solid foundation to deliver the ultimate off-road performance truck—The 2010 Ford F-150 Special Vehicle Team (SVT) Raptor.
The all-new F-150 SVT Raptor is built strong enough to handle off-road adventures, while being versatile enough to take on the every day commute.
“With Raptor, we’re taking the established performance of the F-150 to the next level and proving just how much Ford trucks can do,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president for Global Product Development. “The F-150 SVT Raptor doesn’t just appear to be off-road-ready. It is off-road-ready. It was built with the off-road enthusiast in mind and will give consumers an off-road experience no other vehicle can.”
The F-150 SVT Raptor is powered by F-150’s proven 5.4-liter Triton V-8 three-valve engine, which delivers 320 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque.
Ford changed the axle and the whole front suspension for the off-road truck – with a new upper A-arm, new lower A-arm, new tie rod and new half-shaft joints. The truck also provides 12.1 inches of usable travel in the rear suspension and 11.2 inches in the front for a smooth ride.
“Building a high-performance off-road truck is not about the horsepower – it’s about the suspension – and the F-150 SVT Raptor doesn’t disappoint,” said Jamal Hameedi, Ford SVT chief nameplate engineer.
The F-150 SVT Raptor includes state-of-the-art technologies and Class III 6,000-pound towing capability.
“For many years enthusiasts have been struggling with the performance of electronic technologies in the extreme off-road environment since that was not the environtment they were designed for,” Hameedi said. “What SVT has done is tailor technology to function in both an on-road and an extreme off-road environment.”
The F-150 SVT Raptor offers several connectivity features, including Ford SYNC®, SIRIUS Travel Link™, Voice-Activated Navigation and Sony® Audio System.