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Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« on: May 06, 2009, 05:39:47 PM »
Here's a site for the truck fans!

http://www.fordvehicles.com/f150raptor/

Supposedly the 6.2L V8 BOSS engine that will be available in this truck is now rated by Ford at 500hp? :rockon: If that's true, then they just kicked the "LS-what!?" to the curb.


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Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 04:37:15 AM »
Anyone know anything about these? I am going to be in the market for a new truck when I get back from overseas....

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Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011, 10:55:54 AM »
They're available here. IIRC, the 6.2 SOHC V8 is optional, the 5.4 is standard. That 500hp rating was for the "R" version (racing). Be prepared to pay big bucks (almost GT500 prices).

Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011, 01:04:49 PM »
They are truly built for off road, 1 ft of travel in the shocks...they drive terrible on road.  If you want a 4 door performance truck, I recommend a used srt 10 w / low miles, say around $27-30k...if you're ok w/ single cab, I am really happy w/ my roush nitemare, can get used low miles around $30 k.
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Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2011, 01:37:43 PM »
McKenna's has sold a few of them this year and last with the different engines.  Not comfortable for commuter use.  Killer performance off road.  Best possible use is for our wonderful pot holes or neighbor islands.

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Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 04:58:51 PM »
hrm.. i don't like the srt10.

Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2011, 05:29:00 PM »
You might as well get a '01-'03 F-150 Harley Davidson.  The only difference with the lightning's motor is the upper blower pulley and tune.  Just swap out the upper pulley to a 2.75", get a SCT/Predator tune, and you're good to go.  And I think the HD's interior is nicer too.

I also like the new Raptor's interior.  Black w/ chrome trim.  Now they have a crew cab version this year.  Saw one at Cutter Ford-Aiea.

Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2011, 07:56:08 PM »
The super charged Harley and roush 4 door trucks are heavy, and are slower than a stock v6 camry.
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Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011, 04:18:13 AM »
i like the off road capabilities. You know... for when the zombies come.

Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011, 09:46:03 AM »
As long as the zombies aren't driving camrys you'll be fine...

Nice truck but slow...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG2kWfngJE0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Introducing the 501 hp Hennessey Performance VelociRaptor 500. Ride along with John Hennessey as he unveils the new supercharged SVT Raptor with a blast down the quarter mile.
Dubbed the VelociRaptor 500, HPE takes the new 2010 Raptor to 501 HP and 520 lb-ft of torque with its supercharged upgrade, full stainless steel exhaust and custom tuning.
Performance results are phenomenal, with 0-60 mph taking just 5.6 seconds (vs. 8.8 second stock) and a quarter mile run in 14.09 seconds @ 97 mph (over 2 seconds quicker than stock).
http://www.HennesseyPerformanceStore.com
http://www.TunerSchool.com


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Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2011, 11:10:42 AM »
Shoots, that IS slow. The lightning was 13 stock wasnt it?

Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2011, 11:30:10 AM »
High 13s stock, into the low 13s/ high 12s w/ minor mods...it is alooooot lighter.  I don't like the srt 10 either, but it is the only viable performance 4 dr truck.
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Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2011, 02:21:08 PM »
It was never intended to be a drag race truck.  That's like taking the Lightning off-roading at the Baja 1000 and saying how poorly it took the jumps.
dude, wish i knew you wanted the knob would have hooked you up with mine.

Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2011, 07:55:24 PM »
that is a valid point from a theoretical perspective, but, most raptors and especially the ones I've seen on Oahu, will live 99% of their life on paved roads...I think those owners will be a little disappointed in the camry-esque 0-60 times.  Just my $.02 on a very expensive vehicle.  Yeah, if you live near Baja and take it there, great!  If not, not...
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Re: Ford F150 SVT Raptor site
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 09:32:59 PM »
that is a valid point from a theoretical perspective, but, most raptors and especially the ones I've seen on Oahu, will live 99% of their life on paved roads...I think those owners will be a little disappointed in the camry-esque 0-60 times.  Just my $.02 on a very expensive vehicle.  Yeah, if you live near Baja and take it there, great!  If not, not...

same applies to SUVs in general and a bunch of lifted trucks out there - sh!+, most of those have cleaner chassis than most cars on the road and they're driven like they're low riders when it comes to bumps and other imperfections on the road :fag:
except the SVT Raptor is the real deal as far as capability - proven in competition per a SVT engineer: (quote taken from another forum)
"Team USA Dakar Raptor finishes the 2011 Dakar Rally!!! The world's most grueling race lasting 16 days and 9500 km it looks like they finished 40th overall and WON the OP class making them the first American team to ever win a class in the Dakar Rally. Unbelievable. Production vehicles don't really even enter this race let alone finish it let alone win their class...so proud of them and the truck!"
TG USA review
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5paAXmf_8A[/youtube]

 

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