[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.
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor at the Deer Hill Rally
What would you do if Ford offered you their latest SVT Raptor with a new
6.2L V8 engine? We were given that opportunity, and so we decided to put
the truck through some real world tests.
We've seen it bomb through desert sand, and rip through mud, but can it
climb and crawl, fit into narrow canyons, and make its way through some of
the harshest terrain the U.S. has to offer?
Find out in our visual review of the 2010 SVT Raptor from Ford.
Produced for Deer Hill by Overcrest Media, http://overcrestmedia.com
For more information on the Deer Hill Rally, check out
http://thedeerhillrally.com or http://deerhillexpeditions.com
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:
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
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!
F150 Raptor Off Roading
Off Roading with a 2010 Ford F150 SVT Raptor at The Mud Fest in Gopher
Ford Raptor vs Ram Runner! - Head 2 Head Episode 14
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Mike Febbo and off-road racer
Joe Bacal head to the desert to pit the Ford Raptor against the Ram Runner.
Find out which high performance prerunner tames the tarmac and destroys the
dirt the best!
Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel.
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Ford F-150 Raptor - On Land, Through Water, In the Air - Kelley Blue Book
With a wide stance, increased horsepower and a custom
suspension designed to absorb the abuse of high-speed desert shenanigans,
the Ford F-150 Raptor is an honest to goodness off-road masterpiece. Having
spent three days putting it through its paces for this video, we've
officially cleared out space for it in our dream garage.
Kelley Blue Book is your source for car reviews, road tests, new car
launches, auto show videos and infotainment reviews.
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Best Ford Raptor Jump
Jumping my Raptor at Tomahawk MX, one of my favorite motocross tracks.
Thank you Chad for allowing me on it with the Raptor. For track info go to
www.tomahawkmx.com. Click on the ad!
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Design
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor lead designer Bruce Williams tells PickupTrucks.com
how the truck's Baja sculpted form is inspired and centered around the
function of its long-travel, off-road suspension.
Shot and produced by: Eric Rossi
Edited by: Matthew Avery