[cc] 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor First Drive: Racing in the Borrego Desert
Proudly Closed Captioned. Adam Barrera at highmileage.org reviews the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor desert racer and places it in the context of its competition. 24x7: http://twitter.com/highmileage
Back in 2006, fast street trucks were declining in popularity -- but off-road sports were growing.
Ford's Special Vehicle Team -- made a decision. Their top-secret fast truck project would meet a niche need.
There hasn't been a factory-built desert race truck -- until now.
This -- is the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Every vent carved into the lightweight sheet-molded composite hood and fenders -- works to cool components during race conditions.
Though the Raptor is seven inches wider than a normal F-150, the Raptor's off-road gear weighs only 200 pounds more than a similarly equipped FX4.
Precision-built specialty parts from innovative suppliers make the Raptor a rolling showcase of the best desert-conquering technology.
Eck Industries once supplied lightweight engine blocks for the Ford GT supercar. Now, they supply textured running boards designed to redirect rocks aimed at the Raptor's rear fenders.
Special tread blocks, belt angles, and belt plies help the custom BF Goodrich tires traverse mud and snow.
But the Raptor's best technology is hidden behind each wheel. Its advanced long-travel suspension was engineered just hours north of the legendary Baja 1000 race.
Mountainbike innovator Fox Racing Shox uses a patented series of internal check valves to provide low amplitude damping on asphalt, and more rugged rates during severe service..
The oil inside just one Fox Racing shock costs more than an entire conventional shock assembly. Each shock is rendered in precision-machined aircraft aluminum with anodized blue accents.
These state-of-the-art shocks are manufactured in California and shipped to Michigan for installation in each SVT Raptor.
Off-roaders -- have a love and hate relationship with technology. Electronic assistants are notorious for diluting imperative raw feel off-road.
The Raptor has its share of gadgetry, but SVT worked to give drivers complete control over the Raptor's electronics.
An "Off-Road Mode" button recalibrates the Engine Control Unit, transmission shift points, and anti-lock braking algorithms to sharpen the truck off-road -- instead of dulling its responses.
If you consider stability control to be a fun-governor, don't worry -- it can be fully defeated by holding one button.
The rear differential can be electronically locked in Two High, Four High, and Four Low modes -- to top speed. No other off-roader has that capability.
Four pre-wired auxiliary toggle switches complete the Raptor's smart suite.
The Raptor's most alluring victory is its everyday livability. A truck with this level of capability should not be streetable, but it is -- and it's an overachiever.
In tight paved corners, the Raptor's steering rack delivers delicious metallic feedback directly from the steering fork and front suspension.
It's a sensation I can only compare to shifter karts and the 1992 Suzuki Swift GTi. You have to drive this truck to understand.
Its fashion-forward interior is rendered in auspicious textures and colors. Each panel is assembled to tolerances that European brands sometimes can't achieve.
Ford's SVT Raptor isn't just a design story, a rock crawler, or a quick truck.
Because the Raptor is so versatile, it's validating for muddy Bronco owners and supercharged Lightning fans alike.
Stay tuned for an in-depth review. I'm Adam at highmileage.org.
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Off-Road Warrior! - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor First Drive
Senior Editor Edward Loh drives Ford's newest addition to the F-150 family,
the SVT Raptor. But this baja-ready truck is unlike any other F-150 ever
Read the story here:
Raptor SVT Blue Thunder
The 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, available at Metro Ford Sales Ltd in the
summer of 2009. The walk around video presentation showcases some of the
unique features of this amazing truck. more details available at
Ford SVT Raptor: Built for Baja, Tested on Bullrun
The Smoking Tire visits Ford's Dearborn factory to pick up the hottest new
truck from the Blue Oval: The Ford SVT Raptor. Host Matt Farah drives the
SVT Raptor from Detroit to New York City for the 2009 Bullrun Rally.
Promotional consideration by: Ford-Trucks.com and F150online.com
Crazy Ford F-150 Offroad Trail "GeTStuK"
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This is a trail up here in Northern California. I do all my own work, there
are many mods in the truck. Mods consist of; AF1 Intake, Single Chamber
Flowmaster Exhaust, Cats removed,
Underdrive pullies, Dual custom E-fans, custom tuned w/ XCal2 by Troyer,
now Edge Evolution. 6" Fabtech lift cranked to 8" with Coilovers on 37" Mud
Grapplers, bedlights, custom Lincoln shifter, A-Pillar spotlight (not in
video), Pioneer Avic Z1 with Headrest monitors, 15" Drop down tv, Amp
Research Electric Running Boards, etc. If you're interested in the truck
it's for sale. Here is another pic:
Dirt Diggler: 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor First Drive by Inside Line
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2010 Ford SVT Raptor Review
When it comes to Off-Road, Ford clearly owns the segment now with their all
new 2010 Ford SVT Raptor based on the F-150 Platform. This truck is a
military grade powerhouse that's better than anything else off the showroom
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2010 Ford F150 SVT Raptor.
I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this
truck while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this truck designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Ford SVT Raptor, High-Speed Desert Review
The Smoking Tire heads to the high California desert outside Borrego
Springs to finally see what the SVT Raptor can do when things get down and
dirty. Host Matt Farah puts the Raptor through its paces in the sand, on
the rocks, and even from the air!
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited & Ford SVT Raptor at Spring Creek Off-Road
Speed:Sport:Life drives the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited & Ford SVT
Raptor at Spring Creek Off-Road in Houston, TX.
A lot of comments as to why we would do this to a brand new truck. This
vehicle was on loan to us from Ford Motor Company for the purpose of
review, and the Rubicon was on loan from Chrysler. Check out
http://www.speedsportlife.com if you want to read the corresponding
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Unleashed @ 2008 SEMA
FOR FULL SEMA COVERAGE:
LAS VEGAS — Ford gave journalists an early look today at the F-150 SVT
Raptor, a high-performance off-road truck that will make its world debut at
the 2008 SEMA Show.
Designed for hard-core off-road use, the F-150 SVT Raptor gets a long list
of suspension upgrades along with unique bodywork and an optional 6.2-liter
V8 engine. The Raptor is the first application of the new 6.2-liter V8 and
although its specifications haven't been finalized, Ford officials said to
expect around 400 horsepower and 400
pound-feet of torque.
A 5.4-liter 3-valve V8 is the standard engine. Both engines are backed by a
six-speed automatic transmission. All Raptors will come standard with
four-wheel drive and a locking rear differential.
Suspension upgrades include new upper and lower A-arms up front, retuned
leaf springs in back and a set of race-quality Fox Racing Shox that combine
to allow up to 11.2 inches of travel up front and 13.4 inches in back.
The track is 7 inches wider than a standard F-150, so the Raptor also gets
wider front and rear fenders along with longer half-shafts and a revised
tie rod to maintain proper suspension geometry. The standard 17-inch wheels
are cast aluminum while the specially designed BFGoodrich tires measure
The interior features bucket seats with additional side bolstering,
metallic door trim, a unique SVT instrument panel and a set of
console-mounted auxiliary switches for owner-installed accessories.
Ford officials said they expect to begin production of the F-150 SVT Raptor
in the summer of 2009.
1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
The first one delivered in NY, 2010 SVT Raptor in Tuxedo Black. This thing
is a BEAST !