• Jan 18, 2009

Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor at Barrett-Jackson

Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor isn't much like a normal truck. One look at the machine, with its copious amounts of front and rear suspension travel, super-wide stance, unique front fascia and bright orange paint quickly proves that point, but the truck on display at Barrett-Jackson last night had a few more tricks up its sleeve in order to grab some extra bids: a truckload of kids. Specifically, the Raptor's bed was full of children that stood to gain from the sale of this machine, which is the first retail production model of its kind, as all proceeds above the Raptor's MSRP will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. After the gavel fell and all associated fees were paid, the truck went for $143,000 -- likely a hefty sum over the Raptor's as-yet unannounced base price. See the official auction description after the break.


Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

First Retail Production Ford F-150 SVT Raptor:

The DNA of a Baja Prerunner. Built Ford Tough. The Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) takes performance supremacy off-road with the new F-150 SVT Raptor. This purpose-built, high performance truck is rugged enough to take on challenging desert adventures, and refined enough for everyday use. F-150 SVT Raptor-specific triple internal bypass Fox Racing Shox, an electronic locking rear differential, and hill descent control mark its serious off-road capability. Outrageous styling backs up its performance with a brick-wall grille, unique front fenders, box outer panels, hood and front bumper, plus a Raptor-exclusive interior. This is one awesome truck. The winning bidder will take delivery of the first F-150 SVT Raptor offered for sale. All proceeds above MSRP vehicle will go directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Over the last three years, Ford and Barrett-Jackson have raised over $2.5 million dollars for charity through the auction of Ford products. This new model will give the winning bidder an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause while making automotive history. Features include 7" Wider than a standard F-150, 5.4L SOHC V8 FFV with 320hp and 390 lb-ft. of torque, 11.2" of front suspension travel, unique cast-aluminum front control arms, unique skid plates, 12.1" of rear suspension travel, unique rear springs. 4.10 rear axle, electronic locking rear differential, 17" cast-aluminum wheels, BFGoodrich 35" All-Terrain T/A KO (315/70R17), Hill Descent Control, unique Off-Road Mode and auxiliary switches for additional lighting and accessories.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't that look awesome? I have an urge to take it out onto a huge desert and just drive it.

      "Built Ford Tough". No s***.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They have got to get these in the showroom, I miss my old truck and this is most definitely my next vehicle.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I haven't wanted a truck since I was a teenager! Now I do!

        It's very cool! And a Ford... How can you go wrong..
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford SVT raptor: Do want.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the 5.4 liter engine makes plenty of power, I am sure those that want more power could buy some upgrades. I like to go hunting and this truck will take me anywhere, and it looks awesome as well.
        • 6 Years Ago
        A regular F-150 can take you hunting as well. This truck is for racing in the desert. That's what the long-travel suspension is for. And no, the 5.4 does NOT make plenty of power. A stock F-150 is like 9 seconds to 60, and this one weighs even more, so probably an even 10. That's kind the opposite of what you want in an off-road racer.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Nice truck to take to the Paris-Dakar rally.
      • 6 Years Ago
      $140K...I wonder how much JC Whitney is going to see of that...Ford sure used a lot of their parts...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Although, it DOES look really good. But I still think it's idiotic that Ford is giving it the same underpowered 5.4 as the regular F-150. Couldn't they have at least given it some exhaust work, cams, or ecu tuning?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hopefully it has good shift points
        1st- to 25mph
        2nd- to 50mph
        3rd-(hopefully locks up converter upon upshifting into 3rd, runs out to 85mph)
        4th- to top speed of tires (170kph-105.6mph) which should be about 5000rpm-max power 310hp (320hp if you can find ethanol fuel)
        5th-enough power to stay at top speed gov.
        6th-ditto

        But at high altitudes, even a small 5% change from 4.1 to 4.3 in axle ratio would be beneficial.
        or the 6.2 V8
        or the ZF 8 speed auto with the 5.4 (start in 2nd when in 4x2, start in 1st when in 4x4)
      • 6 Years Ago
      The market for this thing will be tiny. You would have to be an idiot to drive it on the street. So unless you live in the Sahara desert, this will be just another poser-mobile for soccer moms.
        • 6 Years Ago
        A ton of people drive lifted jeeps and other trucks on the road all the time. This will be similar to those but it all comes stock.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually, they said that everything over $40,000 would be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation... there's your base price right there, folks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And you meant to say meant
        • 6 Years Ago
        you ment to say is going to have.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jaime Haber

        So that's $103,000.00 that the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation didn't have!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Barrett-Jackson waived their auction fees so the full bid amount could be given to the Juvenile Diabetes foundation.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Such a cool vehicle lol. But what is the target market for this thing? Esp in today's economy and fuel prices (well I mean when they go back up again).
      • 6 Years Ago
      This truck looks incredible. I love it.
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