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
* Raptor Special Edition features a unique exterior color, exterior
graphics and interior styling
Raptor Special Edition helps continue Raptor's sales success
DEARBORN, Mich., April 9, 2013 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
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
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
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