Quick Look: '14 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition


Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor is an astonishing vehicle. You can't miss it. This truck has presence with its bold grille and wide fenders. The SVT (Special Vehicle Team) Raptor is also extremely capable, if not the most capable off-roader available from a major US automaker. The Raptor would get my vote as the vehicle to have in case of Armegeddon or alien invasion or if you really, really need to get out of town. Ford's Raptor is outfitted with everything you need to go anywhere like the aggressive all-terrain tires, industry-exclusive internal triple-bypass FOX Racing Shox™ dampers, skid plates, standard Hill Descent Control™, a grille-mounted camera to improve driver visibility when climbing over rocks, a Torsen® limited-slip differential, and more. Ford's 5.2-liter V8 (411 hp, 434 lb.-ft. of torque) comes standard mated to an electronic six-speed automatic and the 4WD system features electronic shift-on-the-fly capability. This Fall, a Special Edition Package that adds to the Raptor's Luxury Package will become available that includes things like special Ruby Red Metallic paint (shown), special box-side and hood graphics, and interior upgrades including Brick Red seat bolsters with black inserts and cloth honeycomb highlights, console top finish panel, and center stack and door panel appliqué accents. The Raptor Special Edition will also be available in Tuxedo Black Metallic and as a four-door SuperCrew. “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.” Check with your dealer regarding availability and bring a pretty big checkbook with you. Click on pics for a closer look.

Source: Ford - Press release after the jump.




Press Release:
Ford Announces New 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition


  • New Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition answers customer calls for more exclusivity in addition to Raptor’s unmatched off-road capability
  • Raptor Special Edition features a unique exterior color, exterior graphics and interior styling
  • Raptor Special Edition helps continue Raptor’s sales success
Ford’s F-150 SVT Raptor, the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup truck, has a new Special Edition package customers can order that adds more unique touches to the hot-selling pickup.

Ford today reveals the 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition, which adds unique new touches to Raptor’s existing Luxury Package, including a Ruby Red Metallic exterior color and box-side graphics. Interior upgrades include Brick Red seat bolsters with black inserts and cloth honeycomb highlights, console top finish panel, and center stack and door panel appliqué accents. Raptor Special Edition is also available in Tuxedo Black Metallic.

The 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition goes on sale this fall.

“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
Since launching 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™.

A Raptor development imperative has been continuous improvement, so Ford expanded Raptor’s footprint for 2011 with a four-door SuperCrew model joining the two-door SuperCab original.

For 2012 Ford began offering a grille-mounted camera to improve driver visibility when climbing over rocks or other obstacles. The 2012 addition of 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.

SVT Raptor is available exclusively with a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing best-in-class 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to an electronic six-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.

About Ford Motor Company
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